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NEW YORK’S GAY GUIDE 17.51 JUNE 18, 2010

ALL-AMERICAN PRIDE GUIDE WITH SIMON DOONAN, JACK MACKENROTH, ROBERT VERDI AND MORE!

CONTENTS

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22 PROTEST SIGNS OF THE TIMES

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WHAT’S NEXT NOW A superstar team of activists including Jamie McGonnigal and Lt. Dan Choi are putting the politics back into New York’s Gay Pride.

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24 ALL-AMERICAN PRIDE Our celebrity friends help us reinterpret the iconic looks of the red, white and blue.

32 NEW YORK STATE OF MIND

Scene & Heard Gay DD Getting Personal with Joey Stern Next Week Quoted with Chase The Right Track Horoscope Curtain Up Reel Love Eats Double Take Shot in the Dark Cherry Grove Ferry Schedule The Pines Ferry Schedule

Six local personalities get drunk on their thoughts, memories and experiences with gay life in New York.

70 STARS OF PRIDE FOREVER CLUB CONTROL The cream of New York nightlife is rocking Pride weekend like it’s the Fourth of July!

96 JUST DOIN’ IT!

THE SCORE Front Runners New York celebrates 30 years of going the distance.

LISTINGS 66 73 99 106

Bars/Clubs Map Parties Dining Professional Services 112 Subculture

ADULT 114 Classifieds

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JANE KRAKOWSKI @ WHYTE HALL COMMUNITY CENTER The 30 Rock star performed a special benefit concert for the Fire Island Pines Arts Project in The Pines.

THE F WORD @ SPLASH Amanda Lepore cozies up to special guests, Falcon couple Aden & Jordan Jaric, at Mark Nelson and Michael Formika Jones’ weekly dance party.

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KÜTE @ G LOUNGE DJ Xavier chills with Next Magazine’s own Keo Nozari at the popular Sunday party.

BROOKLYN PRIDE OFFICIAL AFTER-PARTY @ SUGARLAND Crystal Waters after performing at the packed after-party for the borough’s own rainbow celebration.

FAGATRONIC @ EASTERN BLOC Cazwell and Natasha at the gay rapper’s weekly party at the Soviet-themed East Village dive.

GEEKNERDWONK CHARITABLE FOUNDATION BENEFIT @ LA POMME The new foundation’s heads Stephanie A Jones and Ronnie Kroell at their event for HOPE, a charity benefiting Uganda and Kenya. JUNE 18, 2010 11

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SCENE&HEARD

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FIRE ISLAND BLACK OUT KICKOFF PARTY @ HOUSING WORKS FIBO organizer James Wellons (center) poses with models Ian and Tony at this fashion show and shopping event supporting Fire Island’s premier African-American beach party.

HO DOWN @ WOODY’S Reality TV star Laverne Cox hangs with host Britney Houston at Sahara Davenport’s weekly party in the East Village.

JUNGLE NYC @ ELEVATE Gina Germain, Omar, Sandy Michelle and Sam of Rize's "Lets Dance" single join host Lady Pearl (gold hat) at her new party for men of color.

NEWFEST @ SVA THEATER LEFT: Director Casper Andreas (third from left), writer Jessie Archer (second from left) and the cast of the new movie Violet Tendencies help close the gay and lesbian film festival. ABOVE: Joan Rivers (center) celebrates her new documentary Joan Rivers: Piece of Work with director Anne Sudberg and Q&A host Michael Musto .

BROOKLYN PRIDE NIGHT PARADE @ PARK SLOPE The repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell activist marches with fellow soldiers down Fifth Avenue . JUNE 18, 2010 15

GAYD.D.

Got Gay-tention deficit disorder? Did Ricky Martin really invent a spray that makes Ke$ha sound smart? Read on… BY MATT BELL

1. Being a gay dude is good for YOUR FIGURE! A new study from the Harvard School of Public Health concluded that gay guys are slimmer than their heterosexual male counterparts. 2. Livin La Vida Evita! RICKY MARTIN will take some time off from being a gay dad to play Che Guevara in a revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita on Broadway in the Spring of 2012. 3. 77 percent of Americans have a gay! A new CBS poll found that percentage say they know someone who is gay or lesbian—up a whopping 35 points since 1992! 4. Manhunt going Grindr? Manhunt announced plans to offer a location-based version of their online hookup site to members with IPHONES. 5. A spray to end all (premature) sprays! Researchers have discovered a chemical they’re calling PSD502 that allegedly helps prevent premature ejaculations. 6. Don’t Stop Believin’! Glee will add a conservative Christian student to the cast in the next season who will have some beef with gay character KURT. 7. Need a last minute touch up before hitting the bars in Chelsea? Sephora has just announced plans to open up a “unique boutique version” of their store on 13th St and Ninth Aves. 8. Boys who feel like girls no longer have to wait till they get their girly parts to be identified as a girl on American passports. According to a new set of rules issued by the State Department, all you need now is a note from your doctor. 9. Heading to the RIHANNA/KE$HA show at Jones Beach on August 15? Make sure you’ve got a ride back to the city! Due to MTA cuts, there will be no return bus to the city for night shows over this summer. 10. Most in need of a drink? KATY PERRY. According to Miss Perry, Lady Gaga’s religious revelry and rubber nun suit in the video for Alejandro is “cheap.” Hmmm... But an icing-shooting cup cake bra is total class! (Did ya see her new video?) Make it a Bitter Herb: 1 oz Campari, ½oz dry vermouth, ½ oz Cynar. 18 JUNE 18, 2010

GETTING

PERSONAL WITH... <<< JOEY STERN Joey Stern is quite literally the poster boy for the Leather Bear community. In addition to being a founding member of the New York Boys of Leather, a bear go-go and a regular at the Eagle, he’s been the fold-out centerfold in a recent issue of Pinups. Stern, 26, is also the head of outreach for Folsom Street East, which roars into the Village on June 20. To kick things off, he’s helping to put together two pre-FSE parties: Bully at View Bar on June 18, and Bad Apple at Rush on June 19. We hid his chaps and got Joey to beg for mercy. —Dan Avery

Visit FolsomStreetEast.org for more info.

It’s Friday at 8pm. I’m probably...

CHOOSE ONE:

drunk. CHOOSE ONE:

Flip Flops

Converse

Crocs

X

Barefoot

They’re awesome. Plus, they’re made of rubber and don’t slip on lube. How’d you get started in nightlife?

Yogi

Paddington

Fozzie

He has the moves.

Baloo

X

I love music, and my buddy Dave Huge needed help with promoting his bar nights. It was a win-win.

What’s in your medicine cabinet? Adderall

What’s your guilty pleasure?

A dude who used his phone the whole night. I excused myself to the bathroom and sent him a text as I hailed a cab.

I am on a search for the perfect water bottle. My boyfriend and I have bought six in the last month or so. Who’s your celebrity crush?

<<< Amy Acker

What’s the worst date you’ve gone on?

What would be the title of your autobiography?

Bear is Over, and Other Stories CHOOSE ONE:

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

Shitty water bottles What’s your favorite party?

Spit at the Hose (back before it was the Hose). 20 JUNE 18, 2010

Blanche

X

Obviously.

Sophia

Dorothy

Rose

NOW

WHAT’S

Volunteer Mackenzie John Miller, organizer Jordan Fife Hunt, endorser Marti Gould Cummings, Jamie McGonnigal, Robin McGehee and volunteer Natasha Dillon .

TAKING BACK PRIDE

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incorporate more of our activist history, by carrying a sign, bringing a bullhorn, etc.” Taking Back Pride has already garnered a lot of buzz from celebrities and nonprofit groups like Queer Rising and Heritage of Pride, something that has been missing from the gay community for a while. “Being LGBT is only a part of who [the gay community] is; therefore people sometimes have other priorities,” explains McGehee about reasons for apathy. “But we feel

that if we highlight the truth that we are second-class citizens, maybe we’ll be moving us all towards less apathy and more equality.” But don’t take their word for it—see the excitement for yourself at this year’s Pride March on June 27. Anyone can join the Taking Back Pride campaign, whether marching or watching from the sidelines. As Bounville, 33, reminds, “either way, don’t show up to the march without a sign!” —Benjamin Solomon

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THROUGH ALL THE GLITTER, rainbow flags, parties and booze it is easy to forget that the Gay Pride March is actually a protest as much as it is a celebration. That is why several fed-up activists— including Jamie McGonnigal, Lt. Dan Choi, Robin McGehee and Alan L. Bounville—decided to remind New Yorkers that the fight is not yet over. They have created Taking Back Pride (TakeBackPride.org), a grassroots campaign to bring the political agenda back to Pride. “We aren’t pushing any individual group’s agenda,” says McGonnigal, 34, about the campaign. “We are using the [gay pride] March to educate those who attend.”They point out that in addition to topics discussed frequently in the media like Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and marriage equality, there are many inequalities that the community doesn’t realize exist, like the fact that in over two dozen states—including New York—you can still be fired and evicted just for being gay. “We aren’t asking anyone to go anywhere they weren’t already planning to go,” says community organizer McGehee, 36.”We’re merely asking people to do what they want to do [during Pride], but work to

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WELCOM QUEERS E TO AMERIC A. A NEX T MA ARE C APTAINS O GAY AMERIC A. W F GAZINE R EINTERP INDUSTRY, STAR HERE HOMOSEXU SO R E TS T H E A ICONIC L F STAGE AND SC LS ARE NO LONGE OOKS OF R THE RED EEN AND POLITICR CONFINED TO A , WHITE A S ND BLUEAL FORCES OF NA EPARATE GHETT O . T U R E. S O WHY SHOBUT ARE THE NE W ULDN’T O UR PATR FACE OF THIS GR E IOTIC IM AGERY R AT NATION. A PL EFLEC T T ACE WHE HAT? RE THE

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Photographer: BRADFORD NOBLE Stylist: GINO TAVERNARO Cardboard Sculpture Sets: MATTHEW LEBARON Assistant Stylist: MJ DIZON Makeup: JILL ASTMANN Photo Assistant: KRISTY LEIBOWITZ Special Thanks: JOEY ISRAEL & CHRIS MARCH (FULL CREDITS ON P.102)

ERNESTO ALTAMIRANO, MATTHEW CAMP, ROWAN PIERCE, GERONIMO AND KAIRI JEFFRIES OF THE F WORD AS THE RAISING OF THE FLAG AT IWO JIMA HELMETS, BELTS: KAUFMAN’S ARMY & NAVY SOCKS: APMERICAN APPAREL SHORTS: UNIQLO; BOOTS: ZAPPOS.COM

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CHRIS MARCH AS BETSY ROSS (CHRISMARCHDESIGN.COM) COSTUME: MODEL’S OWN

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COLTON FORD AS ROCKY (COLTONFORDMUSIC.COM) GLOVES: MODELL’S SPORTING GOODS SOCKS AND TANK-TOP: AMERICAN APPAREL UNDERWEAR: SEXY BASTARD BY BUCKLER

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RICHARD DINIHANIAN AS PATTON (RICKDINIHANIAN.COM) HAT, METALS, PANTS: KAUFMAN’S ARMY & NAVY BOOTS: ANDREW BUCKLER

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DALLAS DUBOIS, LAVINIA CO-OP, BIANCA LEIGH, SWEETIE, BIANCA DEL RIO AND MIMI IMFURST OF SHIM MASIR AS GEORGE WASHINGTON’S CROSSING THE DELAWARE (SHIMMAMSIR.COM) LAVINIA’S CAPE: GARO SPARO

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AMANDA LEPORE WITH NATHAN H. WILLIAMS AND YAMIL X AS MADONNA’S ROCK THE VOTE MTV AD (EVERYTHINGAMANDA.COM; MYSPACE.COM/YAMILX2) G-STRING/PASTIES: GARO SPARO SUSPENDERS/TANK-TOP: AMERICAN APPAREL UNDERWEAR: SEXY BASTARD BY BUCKLER

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ROBERT VERDI AS THE APOLLO MOON LANDING (ROBERTVERDI.COM) BACKPACK: LOUIS VUITTON HELMET: KAUFMAN’S ARMY & NAVY SHOES: ZAPPOS.COM

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ILLUSTRATIONS BY MATTHEW LEBARON

NEW YORK STATE OF MIND

Living in the greatest city in the world gives us plenty to be proud of this Pride. We got six local celebrities drunk on their thoughts, memories and experiences of gay New York so we could share them with you. 32 JUNE 18, 2010

BY JACK MACKENROTH

PROJECT POSTER BOY PROJECT RUNWAY’S JACK MACKENROTH WANTS TO BE A POSITIVE ROLE MODEL. t was three years ago this month that I started taping Season 4 of Project Runway at Parsons School of Design in New York. I was scared shitless but I knew it would be a life-changing journey regardless of the outcome. Reality TV is anything but “real.” It’s heavily controlled by the producers to make the best TV possible. When we filled out our initial 50-page application to be on the show, we were asked if there was any aspect of our lives that we would not discuss on camera. I answered, “no.” At the time, I had been living with HIV for 18 years and was very open about it so I knew it would be a topic of interest. But I didn’t go into the show thinking, “I’m going to be the HIV+ guy” and I had no idea what impact my disclosure would have. However, in the back of my mind, I knew I could help others living with HIV by showing that it’s possible to live a happy, successful life while managing HIV.

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JACK MACKENROTH: “I didn’t go into the show thinking, “I’m going to be the HIV+ guy” and I had no idea what impact my disclosure would have.” I had been living in New York and designing for 17 years at that point and considered my HIV status an afterthought since I had been dealing with it for so long. I didn’t foresee the ripple effect that talking about it on television would have. I also never envisioned the international impact my disclosure would have as my season of Runway aired in more than 20 countries. (I’m currently getting Facebook messages from Budapest!) However, the positive response was almost immediate. The show producers handled it well and my status was disclosed on the second episode of the season. Tim Gunn was extremely supportive. I know from the messages and e-mails I receive that I have helped many people around the world by just being one face of HIV. My hope is to inspire others to deal with their own status and to be open and fight the stigma of HIV for all of us. I am proud to be a current HIV+ poster boy. I encourage others to come forward and stand with me. Prevention remains paramount but for those who are already living with HIV, we need to take good care of ourselves—and each other. N Jack Mackenroth is a New York-based designer and HIV/AIDS educator. Visit JackMackenroth.com for more info.

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BY RANDY JONES

THAT ‘70s SHOW

THE VILLAGE PEOPLE’S RANDY JONES ON BEING YOUNG, GAY AND IN NEW YORK IN THE 1970s. of sexuality. It was not a rare sight to see men cruising about the streets of said neighborhood in the hyper-masculine outfits of a biker, albeit in leather chaps with a bare ass exposed, a construction worker complete with hardhat and work boots—and yes, even the ultimate of all American icons, the cowboy! This was all part of my welcome to world of 1970s New York! From the get-go, running as a model with the likes of Janice Dickinson, Grace Jones, et al, was akin to being embraced into the comforting bosom of the most generous and gracious Madame in the world—New York City! Little did I realize that working with Grace Jones on her first album and show would lead me to the producers of the progenitor of all boy bands, Village People. They saw me performing with Grace in her groundbreaking show and asked me to join them in their new venture and I fortunately (for me) said yes! Little did I know what [would] follow.

RANDY JONES: ”We were perhaps the last generation in America that had the ability to live life in the moment. A generation free from the tethers of cell phones, 24-hour cable news, texting, sexting, voicemail.”

ew York City in the ’70s was a wonderland to a young man coming from the South. The West Side Highway was still in existence with all its crumbling decadent grandeur, the World Trade Center towers were fresh landmarks on Manhattan’s southern skyline and the Village was indeed the hothouse of inspiration for much of the early LGBT movement in New York. And I was blessed to be in the thick of it! When I first got to town, I found an apartment in the Village—and I never left the neighborhood! This era in New York was one pregnant with the sensation of coming liberation. We were the generation raised in the ’60s on the civil, women’s and gay rights movements. We were the generation that repeated the mantra, “If it feels good, do it—as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone else!” The generation that became of age

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in the’70s lived and breathed the philosophies of the social revolutions of the late ’50s and ’60s. We were perhaps the last generation in America that had the ultimate ability to actually live life in the moment. A generation that was free from the tethers of cell phones, 24-hour cable news, texting, sexting, voicemail. A generation that experienced a wonderful naïveté of near complete sexual freedom. Freedom for all to explore and to be curious about, including gay, straight and bicurious folk. And anything that one may have contracted could be taken care of with a shot of penicillin or a dose of Kwell lotion. Christopher Street and various other lanes in the West Village were open markets for making sexual contact with others of like-mindedness. Bars, clubs and bathhouses abounded and were always busy with folk relishing the newly felt freedom to experience the expanding envelope

It was 1977. The height of the disco era. And being a founding member of Village People, the experience was [filled] with all the perks that one can imagine would accompany pop stardom. With instant fame and notoriety came instant universal sex appeal. For several years life was a whirlwind of nonstop activity. I didn’t hear the word “no” very often. Nearly four decades later, after a multiplatinum music career, after films, television, and yes, a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame (located between film star Betty Grable and Liberace), I still love all life has to offer. I still have a positive attitude. My life has been and continues to be a blessing and a phenomenal experience and this has always been my desire: to live in an open and honest way. N Randy Jones is an actor, writer, singer and founding member of Village People. He can currently be seen in the film Violet Tendencies. Visit RandyJonesWorld.com for more info.

BY JASON GOLDBERG

GAY 2.1

FABULIS.COM FOUNDER JASON GOLDBERG HERALDS THE RISE OF THE GAY GEEK hat’s the hottest trend in gayville these days? You might be surprised. It’s not sequins. It’s not leather. It’s not partying until the next afternoon. It’s not even Gaga. It’s geek. That’s right. Geek is hot. In 2010, there’s nothing hotter than a guy who follows you, friends you, tweets, tags, texts, checks in, votes you up and spends his virtual bits to express how fab he thinks you are. Want to get me going? Talk to me about your motherboard. Show me your hard drive. Speak to me in ruby and in rails. Give me some PHP and some SQL. Let me see you Wordpress. Tumblr. Invite me to feed your fish and rub your crops. Formspring.me. Digg me. Like me. Random roulette cam me. Sign up for a power play. Make like Kurt and Glee on me. Go viral on me. Be my 5001st friend. Unleash your privacy to me. Let me touch your FourSquare and play with your Gowalla. Bend over and TechCrunch for me. Lick my USB stick. Pet my iPad. And, boy, you better Yelp if you like it.

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JASON GOLDBERG: ”Want to get me going? Talk to me about your motherboard. Show me your hard drive.” Remember back in high school when you wondered what would it be like if the geeks ruled? Wonder no more. Our time is now. The world’s gone geek. Smart is the new sexy. Techie is the new model. I’m super-proud to be a gay geek and I’m thrilled to see other gay geeks rising up and showing themselves all over the world. As someone who’s been working in technology companies for 15 years now, I must say that I used to feel like the only gay in the village. For a long time gay and geek didn’t mix too well; the tech world was largely a straight-boys playground. But, in the last couple of years, all that has changed. Suddenly, geek is it. Now, I’m constantly hearing from gay guys who are starting their own technology companies or going to work for a startup. You can’t go 30 minutes today without hearing someone talk about his or her favorite social network. And everyone I know would rather be working on the next social media game changer. And one thing that’s really cool about all this is that smarts rule. In a geek-run world, there’s nothing sexier than a smart guy who has his shit together. That rocks. N Jason Goldberg is the founder of Fabulis.com. For more info visit Fabulis.com/Jason-Goldberg.

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BY COLEMAN DOMINGO

THAT MIDNIGHT TRAIN COLEMAN DOMINGO RIFFS ON HIS RETURN TO NEW YORK, STRAIGHT BOYS IN THE WEST VILLAGE AND MISS GLADYS KNIGHT.

the middle of the West Village? I thought I was trapped in hell! But there was a little light at the end of this tunnel. Queva Lutz was the owner of the bar—a small woman over 60 with fiery red hair who would entertain me with tales of how she gave great blowjobs and could fit into the same size dress she wore when she was 22. She was one of the smartest women I’ve ever known.

COLEMAN DOMINGO ”The clientele was mostly male but they were all straight. In the middle of the West Village? I thought I was trapped in hell! ”

returned to New York in 2003 as an actor after working out in many of the armpits of America that held very lovely regional theaters. (San Francisco, an exception, was more of a fist holding patchouli and leftist politics than an armpit). In the city, I held jobs that would be flexible—i.e. bartending—and allowed me to continue my goal of making it in the most daring place on earth. On the last Sunday in June I was walking through the rubble of Pride—the throngs of black lesbians from the Bronx were cheering a girl on to dance and show her big ’ole titties in front of The Stonewall Inn. As I squealed with delight at the girl turning it up, a familiar voice called out my name: “Colman, Colman?” Standing in

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front of the 55 Bar was the most heterosexual man that I knew, selling beers out front to the boys and girls on the street. It was Zach Willis, a brilliant actor I worked with back in the Bay Area. I never in a million years would place him in this environment. He was sweaty and a little buzzed and making a lot of money selling beer for the 55 Bar, which I found out had been legendary for jazz music since 1919. He extended his hand in helping me land a job at 55 Bar and within two weeks I was working the shittiest shift a person could work. The whole operation was very much momand-pop that served jazz seven nights a week. The clientele was mostly male on most nights but the catch was they were all straight college guys. In

One day she asked me if I would like to use the bar on Sundays for any theater events. When I sat in the empty bar with no customers from 1am– 4am I would write and on Sundays I would present material. I would write about what I was feeling about being a struggling artist in New York, trying to support my parents as their health deteriorated. I wrote about what felt like a second coming of age. I played a lot of the music that reminded me of home, helped me believe in love and eventually helped me heal [from] the loss of my parents. At 3am I would take a break and blast some Gladys Knight with the door open. One time, this down-on-her luck [queen] stumbled out of the Stonewall. She may have had 14 too many cocktails and was obviously to the point of blacking out. She leaned against the trash can in front of the bar. With trumpets blaring, Gladys sang out loud and strong, “You bring out the best in me/your love’s rescued me/you righten up more wrongs/ brought me back where I belong.” The disco beat was deafening but it was the only thing to keep me up till I closed the bar. This queen just leaned against the can and drank in the lyrics. When Gladys finished, the queen said, “Well, alright—I needed that shit,” and pressed on. I smiled and played the song again, letting the music work on me as it did my late-night friend. I danced as if I were Live at the Roxy that night. I was living in this moment: Struggling as an artist in New York; an empty jazz bar, a messy queen and the belief that I can be all that I wanted to be. N Colman Domingo stars as Billy Flynn in Chicago on Broadway through July 18 and on The Big Gay Sketch Show Tuesdays on Logo. Visit ColmanDomingo.com for more info.

BY SIMON DOONAN

RESIDENT ALIEN BRITISH WIT SIMON DOONAN INSPIRES THE QUEENS OF NEW YORK. n 1998 I wrote a book called Confessions of a Window Dresser and—whoosh—I was engulfed in a cloud of sequins and media adulation. Suddenly I was the toast of Manhattan, plastered across every magazine, yakking on every TV show. Overnight, I became a glamour gay, a telegenic nellie. I was out and loud and proud. Madonna snapped up the movie rights to Confessions and off to Los Angeles I went for a manic week of schmoozing and studio pitching. How fab was that? Very! Zipping from meeting to meeting, I felt like a cross between Kimora Lee and Susan Boyle, even though she hadn’t happened yet. How had this happened to little old me? Somehow I had crawled out of the boonies, clawed my way to top of the cutthroat world of window dressing, and now—bam!—had hit the Hollywood mother lode.

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SIMON DOONAN: “Zipping from meeting to meeting, I felt like a cross between Kimora Lee and Susan Boyle, even though she hadn’t happened yet.” I flew back to New York and began rehearsing my Oscar speech, and waited. And waited. And then, guess what happened? Nothing! Nada. Nothing happened. And just like that the air went out of my Hollywood whoopie cushion. Fast. Cut to: 2005. I pull out my quill pen and toss off another memoir entitled Nasty. It focuses less on my window-dressing odyssey and more on my fabulously bonkers family. My expectations are zero. I learnt my Hollywood lesson on Confessions: Keep your dreams firmly zipped away inside your fanny pack and you wont be disappointed. No matter how much hot air was blasted up my dirndl skirt I was determined to stay grounded. Memo to me: Don’t order sixteen haute couture chiffon body suits and a cerise-colored Bentley until the check clears! But then, out of the blue, Jon Plowman (he produced AbFab, Little Britain and The Office, amongst others) reads Nasty and announces that he wants to turn it into a comedy series. Before you can say “staple gun” Jonathan Harvey (of A Beautiful Thing) is writing the script and the BBC have given us the green light. What do you know? The series, Beautiful People, is a hit and the BBC green lights Season 2. The money is underwhelming but the karma is fierce;

everyday I am deluged with sweet emails from anxious young gays who feel validated by the series. I start to think of myself as a kind of gay Albert Schweitzer. I thought it could get any better. But what do you know. One day I am snuggling in the gorgeous Greenwich Village apartment which I share with my husband, Jonathan Adler, and our child, a Norwich terrier named Liberace, when the phone jangles. Lisa Sherman from Logo is calling to tell me that Beautiful People is about to explode onto U.S. TV screens. I commend myself for not having given up my glam day job at

Barneys, but toy with the notion of ordering a floor-length white mink brunch coat. The moral of the story? We gays are resilient bitches who, because of our marginalized status, are constantly reinventing ourselves. We are the chosen people. Sometimes we get unchosen but trust me, it’s only a matter of time before we get chosen again. N Simon Doonan is the creative director of Barneys New York and a celebrated author and columnist. Beautiful People airs Saturdays at 10pm on Logo. Visit SimonDoonan.net for more info.

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BY JEFFREY SELF AND COLE ESCOLA

A GAY PRIDE CONVERSATION

JEFFERY SELF AND COLE ESCOLA ON DEBBIE REYNOLDS AND BROADWAY.

JEFFERY: Cole, that’s such a weird question. But yes, without a doubt. A Little Night Music sorta goes over my head anyway. You? COLE: I was just kidding, and P.S., I’m not sure. JEFFERY: Sheesh. Rue McClanahan and Dixie Carter are gone. Some Gay Pride, 2010. COLE: I think it was Colin Powell. JEFFERY: What was? COLE: That came up with the idea of Bernadette and Elaine together. I read it on CNN. On the news ticker. He’s pretty miffed he wasn’t invited to the Biden Super-Soaker BBQ. So he’s just kind of immersing himself in Broadway right now. That was also on the CNN ticker. Those exact words. JEFFERY: I don’t blame Colin Powell for any of his recent actions. Getting back to Gay Pride... COLE: Yes. Let’s. JEFFERY: How pissed off is Debbie Reynolds right now? Remember how she claimed to be going into Night Music?! COLE: Oh, she’s still saying it. She’s going, “Oh, after Bernadette and Elaine. That was always the plan!” JEFFERY: Yeah! And she’s stroking a hairless cat when she says it. If Debbie Reynolds had a cat it would totally be hairless. COLE: Speaking of Debbie Reynolds. Can I talk to the readers of this prestigious periodical privately for just one second? JEFFERY: I think they’d love that. COLE: Like will you go in the other room? JEFFERY: I’ll go get a drink. [Jeffery walks away but not before winking at his reflection.] COLE: Okay. Now that Jeffery is gone… [Cole sits down in an enormous armchair that looks it used to be in an 18th century Scottish castle. It did.] COLE: I met Jeffery’s grandma a few months ago when we were doing a show in Georgia and I got to witness a really cool moment when she connected with him by showing him photos from her honeymoon when they saw Debbie Reynolds’ nightclub act in Hawaii. Jeffery was so excited to see the photos of his grandma with Debbie Reynolds. (My pants were wet in front too, I have to admit.) And Jeffery’s grandma was so excited to have something that Jeffery liked. Let’s hear it for Debbie Reynolds, gay icons and grandmas! [Jeffery returns from the bathroom, with an almost empty bottle of Yoo-Hoo. But not one of the small ones you get in a six-pack, a big one that is sold to be served to five or six people. He wipes his lips.] JEFFERY: I’m back.

COLE: Good morning, Jeffery. JEFFERY: And the same to you, Mr. Escola. How’d you sleep? COLE: Same as always, not at all. You? JEFFERY: Haha. I stole some of my roommate’s Vicodin. So... COLE: So you’re feeling well? JEFFERY:Well…I’m feeling. So, Next Magazinehas graciously asked us to contribute to their Gay Pride issue so lets get started talking about some gay pride. Elaine and Bernadette in A Little Night Music, huh?! COLE: Talk about GAY and talk about PRIDE, right?! JEFFERY: Whoever came up with that idea deserves a city wide, thank you. COLE: Here’s a thought. Would you sacrifice Bernadette and Elaine in A Little Night Music in order to have Rue for five more years?

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[Cole whistles like a construction worker or an inappropriate gym teacher.] JEFFERY: You know what I was just thinking in the kitchen, Cole?

“Jeffery was so excited to see the photos of his grandma with Debbie Reynolds and Jeffery’s grandma was so excited to have something that Jeffery liked.”

COLE: That cottage cheese oughta come with toys inside? JEFFERY: How, despite losing Dixie Carter and Rue McClanahan this year, we’re gonna get to see two other bat-shit talented ladies like Bernandette and Elaine on a Broadway stage. I think, in the midst of all this Pride-ing we ought to take pride in these gals that we love so much. They’re pretty special. Even Debbie Reynolds. Y’know? [Cole looks at you, the reader, and winks the way Jeffery winked at his reflection earlier.] [Music swells. The end] N Jeffrey & Cole Casserole Season Two debuts July 9 on Logo. Visit LogoTV.com for more info.

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FRIDAY JUNE 18 LEFREAKC’ESTCHIC! The F Word at Splash, 50 W 17th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), splashbar.com, 212-6910073— Michael Formika Jones and Mark Nelson have moved their freakfest to Splash, where DJs Cazwell and Bill Coleman spin for party players like Amanda Lepore, Devyn Stone, Matthew Camp and Joey Israel. Tonight, Chic lead singer Kimberly Davis hits the club and performs her new dance single, “Get Up.” 10pm; $10 before midnight/$20 general admission.

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Agony, Kitty LaKitty and Sarah Jenny celebrate the first anniversary of Sugarland’s monthly indie dance party with hot tracks, hot go-gos serving up $1 shots and hot-and-heavy queers of every stripe. $5; 10pm.

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Bully at View Bar, 232 Eighth Ave (@ 22nd St), 212-929-2243, folsomstreeteast.org— DJ Dave Huge spins and Joey Stern and Jon Fulton host this warm up to Folsom Street East. 10pm; free.

LONGOVERDUE Que(e)ry at Blackout Bar, 916 Manhattan Ave (@ Greenpoint Ave), 718-383-0254, queeryparty.tumblr.com— Who says guys don’t make passes at homos in glasses? The Desk Set, a collective of right-thinking, party-down librari-

ans, hosts this benefit bash for the Tom of Finland Foundation and the Lesbian Herstory Archives. DJs Adam Milksop and Emoticon spin for go-gos Bloody Belle and Calvin Clamdigger and a barful of hot queer librarians. 8pm; $5.

THEDONALD Fun and “Gay”mes Weekend at Trump Taj Mahal, 1000 Boardwalk (@ Virginia Ave), Atlantic City, NJ, 609-449-1000, trumptaj.com— At the Taj, the queer festivities start with Red Ribbon drag bingo, followed by the Club 0-69 dance in the Tiara Ballroom. Proceeds from bingo benefit the South Jersey AIDS Alliance. 8pm; $10.

THEOPPOSITEOFNO The Gay Gay Gay Freakshow at House of Yes, 342 Maujer St (btwn Morgan/Willoughby Sts), Williamsburg, 914-760-4241, houseofyes.org—

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TOY STORY 3 Buzz, Woody and the gang go 3D starting June 18.

THE NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK The ’80s boy band wraps a three-night residency at Radio City on June 19. Matt Camp, Brett Lord, Jackie Carlson, Jade Curtis, Kid Akimbo and loads more perform sideshow acts that will make you lose your shit, at the House of Yes’ Pride party. And only a fool would leave before catching bad-ass Brooklynite rapper Jasper James, premiering the video for her song, “Love.” 10:30pm; $10.

LOFTYIDEALS Xanadude Loft Party at private location, xanadude.nyc@gmail.com— Sean B and Deputy Jeff bring back their lamented Brooklyn boogiedown to a private Manhattan loft. Win free booze in the dance contest or just act the fool in the photo booth. E-mail for location. 10pm; $4.

WHO’SBAAD? The 10th Annual Out Like That! Festival at The Bronx Academy of Art & Dance, 841 Barretto St (btwn Garrison/Lafayette Sts), Bronx, 718842-5223, bronxacademyofartsanddance.org— BAAD’s annual Pride celebration continues with a fierce line-up of dance, theatre, film, art and live performances. Festival continues through June 24. Visit website for full schedule. Ticket prices vary.

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WE’REHERE!WE’REQUEER! The Rally at Rumsey Playfield in Central NYC E Park, near Fifth Ave (@ 72nd St), 212D PRI 42 JUNE 18, 2010

807-7433, nycpride.org— Pride Week kicks off in Central Park with this public demonstration sponsored by Heritage of Pride. Bruce Vilanch and Vickie Shaw host Pride marshall Dan Choi, the cast of Hair, the New York City Gay Men's Chorus and performers Martha Wash, Meshell Ndegeocello and Ari Gold. 4pm–8pm; free.

FISHTALE The Mermaid Parade at Coney Island, W 21st St (@ Surf Ave), 718-372-5159, coneyisland.org— Join the scantily (but colorfully) clad masses at this annual seaside freakfest, which ambles down Surf Avenue before turning south toward the Boardwalk at West 10th Street. And say hi to Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson, this year’s King Neptune and Queen Mermaid! 2pm; free.

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Bad Apple at Rush, 579 Sixth Ave (bwtn 16th/17th Sts), 212-741-4918, folsomstreeteast.org— DJs Paul Ferrer, Steven Sidewalk and Dave Huge bring the beats to this pre-Folsom Street East dance party produced by Mark Nelson. 10pm; $2 in gear (includes a drink ticket)/$15 general admission.

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“I started signing because I needed a second language for college and I had no idea how to roll my ‘Rs,’ admits sign-language interpreter turned pop singer Chase. Later this summer he’ll sign for Lady Gaga an Joan Rivers, but this week he’s the star— with a show joining choreographed sign-language dance and hit-worthy vocals. “Dancers usualy pick up on tempo—but my moves are generated by the lyrics,” he says. “I’m working with a great choreographer and we’ve found a way to merge the two. It’s exactly how I’ve envisioned it.” —Chase at Beechman Theatre, 407 W 42nd St (@ Ninth Ave), spincyclenyc.com. June 20 at 8pm; $10.

codedc.com— David Merrill and Jacob Nathaniel Pring host this new monthly raunchfest for leather tops, uniform fetishists and other gear freaks. Don’t look the part? There’ll be bootblacks and barbers on hand to help give you the right look, live BDSM acts to give you some pointers and an open bar till 10pm to put you in the mood. 9pm–3am; cover varies.

CRUISIN’FORABRUIN Leather Daddy at View Bar, 232 Eighth Ave (@ 22nd St), 212-929-2243— Slap leather with Jesus and bear icon Dru Bruin at this rough-andready party that will rock Eighth Avenue. Drool over leather go-gos and grab giveaways from Edge New York and DaddyHunt.com. 10pm; free.

LIVINGINMAGAZINES Gay Print/Queer Zines at the Museum of Arts & Design, 2 Columbus Circle (@ 59th St), 212-2997777, madmuseum.org— Print ain’t dead yet, honey! Join editors from Butt, K48, Out and other mainstream and underground queer magazines for a roundtable on how design and the editorial process both shape and are shaped by larger queer community. 3pm; $7.

ONYOURMARK The Amazing New York Race at the Shops at Columbus Circle, 10 Columbus Circle, (btwn 58th/59th Sts), theamazingnewyorkrace.com, 718-344-8962— TheMenEvent.com and Pogo Events team up for a real-world version of the popular reality competition that combines an obstacle course and scavenger hunt across gay New York. Sign up as a team of six or be partnered with other players. 12:30pm–5:30pm; team of six $210/single participant $35.

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show is like a (slightly) gayer version of The View with theater veterans Joseph John, Frantz Hall, John Rogers and Angie McKnight filling in for Babs and the girls. Tonight they discuss coming out with gay actors Jesse Archer, Tituss Burgess and Marty Thomas. 9:45pm; $5 (plus two-drink minimum).

Rumble at Outpost Lounge, 1014 Fulton St NEW (btwn Classon/Grand Aves), Clinton Hill, 718-

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636-1260, outpostlounge.com— Hey groove daddies and pink ladies, it’s time to rock around the clock with DJ Drunmpelstiltsken and Jonathan Toubin at this retro sock hop for queers, dykes, transfolk and other cool cats. Enjoy cheap hooch, homemade cookies, go-gos and the enchanting Lydia Love. Don your best rockabilly or sweater-girl look and break some hearts! 9pm–3am; $5.

TOURDEFORCE OutCycling Beach Ride at West Side Bike Path, outcycling.org— Join fellow queer gearheads on a one-way, 15-mile ride across the Brooklyn Bridge and on to Coney Island for the Mermaid Parade. You’ll get great exercise, meet cool people, see parts of the city you’ve never seen and nab a OutCycling tee shirt! Website RSVP for meet-up details. 8am; $30.

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Broadway Bares XX: Strip-opoly at Roseland Ballroom, 239 W 52nd St (btwn Broadway/Eighth Ave), 212-840-0770, broadwaycares.org— Some of the hottest chorus boys (and girls) on Broadway strip down to

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592-9700, queensmuseum.org— Cinemarosa, the borough’s queer film series, teams up with the museum for this one-off Pride celebration, featuring international LGBT short films like Ishita Srivastava's Desigirls, plus live dance, poetry and cultural conversations. 3pm–7pm; free.

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SWIMWHERE? Birthday Pool Party at the Hangar, 115 Christopher St (btwn Hudson/Bleecker Sts), 212-6272044— Bartenders Henry and Jovino celebrate their cumpleaños at the Christopher Street bar with a beach-themed fiesta. There’s no water, but swimsuit-wearing go-gos will be handing out cake at 6:30pm and birthday shots throughout the night. 5pm; free.

ANCHORSAWEIGH Sunday Social Cruise Club at the cabanas at Maritime Hotel, 363 W 16th St (@ Ninth Ave), 212242-4300— Mikie Likesit, Roze Black and Arkady have brewed up a Sunday tea dance in the everfabulous Maritime cabanas. So put on your docksiders and sail in for a spell. 4pm–9pm; free.

IAMLEGEND The Legendary Project at El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Ave (@ 104th St), 212-831-7272, elmuseo.org— The Upper East Side institution celebrates Pride for the first time with this modern dance performance by choreographer Ferdinand De Jesus based on the work of gay Nuyorican poet Emanuel Xavier. 7pm–10pm; free.

LADYKILLER The Sherry Vine Show at Barracuda, 275 W 22nd St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-645-8613— Sherry screams, shouts and burns this mutha out at her weekly appearance at the Chelsea mainstay. Take in pop parodies, music from DJ David Serrano, and 2-for-1 cocktails till midnight. 11pm; free. nearly nothing in a series of raunchy numbers designed to separate you and your donation dollars at this legendary revue co-sponosred by Next Magazine and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. 9:30pm and midnight; $55–$100 general admission/$250 VIP.

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Folsom Street East at W 28th St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), folsomstreeteast.org— Can you sse Peppermint getting down with cigar-chomping leathermen? She will today, along with Mike Dreyden, Sylvia Tosun, Frederick Ford— and more than 10,000 attendees—at this annual BDSM street fair, the East Coast sister to the legendary San Francisco festival. 2pm–8pm; $10.

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elevatenyc.com— Classic house mixed with tribal, soul and funk is the order of the day at Elevate’s new Sunday party. DJ Alex Tech spins, with sexy go-gos and DVD giveaways from Big City Video sweetening the deal. Well drinks are a dollar just until 11pm, but you can score $5 domestic beers and Absolut drinks (and $3 shots) all night long. 10pm; free.

GLEESPIRIT Jonathan Groff at at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St (@ Astor Pl), 212-967-7555, joespub.com— The Spring Awakening and Glee star sends tween hearts aflutter—and more than a few grown-up ones too—when he performs at Joe's tonight. 7pm and 9:30pm; $23.

LAVIEENROSA Queerin' Queens at the Queens Museum of Art, Flushing Meadows, Corona Park, Queens, 718-

ALTITUDEADJUSTMENT Summer Camp at High Bar, 790 Eighth Ave (btwn 48th/49th Sts), highbarnyc.com, 212-9561300— Love Wednesday nights at Su Casa? Promoters Michael Cohen and Kevin Wiltz and DJ Marshal bring their brand uptown and outside with hosts Mark Holcomb and Cameron Moir. 1pm–8pm; free.

MONDAY JUNE 21 PICNICBASKET Garden Party 27 at Pier 54, 13th St (@ W Side Hwy), 212-620-7310, gaycenter.org— The Center’s most popular fundraiser of the year, this tasting event features fine fare from Boqueria, Butter Lane, Chinatown Brasserie, Eatery, Spitzer’s and other notable eateries, plus a silent auction and open bar. 6pm–10pm; $85.

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FREE RIDE CONQUER THE CITY WITHOUT SPENDING A DIME CULTURE VULTURE: JUNE 26 Out of the Box at New World Stages, 340 50th St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), 646-871-1730, otbfest.blogspot.com— Catch hilarious, insightful, moving and mindboggling clips at this LGBT Web series festival, including episodes of Gays Anatomy, Christopher Street TV, Homewrecker Houseboy and other online shows. The event also includes a panel with bloggers Cornelius Life Jones and Nathan Seven Scott of TheFutureForward.net. 7pm–10pm. PARTY HEARTY: JUNE 25 Frisky Disco at Bull Moose Bar & Lounge, 354 W 44th St (Ninth Aves), antitwink.com, 212-9565625— Ernie Cote brings the party that helped make Williamsburg a hot queer destination—and the Hose a legend—to Port Authority. DJ Corey TuT is in the booth, Richert and Cote are behind the bar, Roze Black is working door and Little Horse is hosting. Chill, cheap and seedy—just the way we like it! 10pm–4am. WILD CARD: JUNE 19

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Curtain Call at Splash, 50 W 17th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), 212–691–0073, splashbar.com— Shayna Steel’s done everything from starring in Rent and Jesus Christ Superstar on Broadway to singing backup for Bette Midler in Vegas. Tonight Emily McNamara welcomes her to the Splash stage to perform Broadway classics and other tunes. 11:30pm; $5.

Paige Turner Show at Bar-tini Ultra Lounge, 642 10th Ave (btwn 45th/46th Sts), 917-388-2897— Turner throws three drag virgins to the wolves tonight. $5 frozen cosmos and giveaways all night. 10:30pm; free.

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Papi at Elevate, 390 Eighth Ave (btwn 29th/30th St), 212-714-8149— Sassy senoritas Tyra Allure and Laritza Dumont host DJs Beyond, MK, Divo and Nesto, who spin merengue, house, hip-hop for smoking-hot vatos enjoying $3 shots, $4 beers and $5 cocktails. 9pm; free before 11pm/$5 general admission.

The Meeting at (le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St (btwn Sullivan/Thompson Sts), 212-505-3474, lepoissonrouge.com — Not only is there a gay agenda, but they hold monthly meetings! Justin Sayre moves his cutting-edge variety show from the Duplex to Le Poisson Rouge for a special Pride edition, where the inner workings of the I.O.S., a centuries-old secret organization of homosexuals and their friends, are finally revealed! Proceeds benefit the Ali Forney Center. 10pm; $10. 18+

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Spirit of Pride at Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave (@ 112th St), stjohndivine.org— 2010 saw a cornucopia of gay themes on the New York stage, both on and off Broadway. Tonight Bobby Steggert, Brian Childers, Donnetta Lavinia Grays and other perform, and playwrights David and Joe Zellnick (Yank!) and Jon Marans (The Temperamentals) participate in a panel on the eveolution of gay theater. 7:30pm; free.

Homo Harlem: A Film Retrospective at the Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave (@ 103rd St), 917-492-3395, mcny.org— The New York-centric institution kicks off Pride Week with a screening of The Polymath, an experimental documentary about science fiction writer Samuel R. Delany that captures its subject's thoughts on racism, violence and his own struggles with sexual identity. Delany will attend a post-film discus-

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Pinups Issue 12 Launch Party at Blackout Bar, 916 Manhattan Ave (@ Greenpoint Ave), 718-3830254, pinupsmag.com— Christopher Schulz celebrates the release of the latest issue of his queer fold out, spotlighting an in-the-buff Guillermo Diaz (Party Girl, Weeds), who we hear will be on hand to sign copies. DJ Eugene Tambourine spins and the bar serves up 2-for-1 drinks till 11pm. 10pm. sion with director Fred Barney Taylor. Reservations are required. Mention Next Magazine for a 50% discount on admission. 6:30pm; $12.

TUESDAY JUNE 22 SAYCHEESE! Next Magazine Pride Photo Contest Gallery Show at Leslie/Lohman Gallery, 26 Wooster St (btwn Grand/Canal St), 212-431-2609, nextmagazine.com— We asked you to submit photos that visually represent gay life in New York, and, boy, did you answer the call. View the top ten contenders, mingle with art lovers and find out who took the best snapshot! 6pm–9pm; free.

PILLSSPILLSANDTHRILLS Dina Martina: Sitting Ovations at Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 W 42nd St (@ Ninth Ave), 212868-4444, beechmantheatre.com— Imagine two pigs fighting under Liza Minnelli’s pantsuit as someone steps on a cat’s tail. Such a cacophony barely begins to describe the insanity, inappropriateness—and uproarious hilarity—of a Dina Martina show. The Seattle native, who makes a

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Bucey and Nicholas Williams concoct tunes about lesbian sharks, sweatshop laborers and starcrossed psychiatric patients in hopes of staging a collosal Broadway show. Well, it couldn’t be worse than Shrek the Musical. Shows continue Tues and Thurs through June 24. 8pm; $15.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 23 FISTSUNCLENCHED Fusion at the Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher St (btwn Seventh Ave S/Waverly Pl), 212-488-2705, avp.org— With all the Pride mishegas, its easy to forget there are those in the community who suffer abuse at the hands of “loved ones.” Help raise funds for the Anti-Violence Project at this benefit party featuring an open bar and music from DJ Randy Bettis. 6pm–9pm; $30 for under 30s/$50 in advance/$75 general admission.

JUSTLIKEACIRCUS Amanda Lepore’s Big Top at Carnival, 110 University Pl (btwn 12th/13th Sts) 212-255-8188, carnivalnyc.com— Upstairs at Bowlmor Lanes, Joey Israel and Kenny Kenny stir up three-ring insanity at the tranny ringmistress’ weekly. Marvel at circus-themed acts and a dunk tank run by gogo boys. 10pm; free.

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one-night-only stop in New York tonight, is truly a legend in her own mind. 7pm and 9pm; $20 (plus $15 food/drink minimum).

FAIRYTALEENDING Disco Pride at Happy Ending, 302 Broome St (btwn Allen/Forsythe Sts), happyendinglounge.com, 212334-9676— Michael T is the guest of honor at this special fag Pride edition of Disco Down. Twig the Wonderkid and DJ Bastard bring a sexy selection of electro, New Wave and indie rock. Be sure to thank the Tableau Twins, Devon and Dayna, for the open vodka bar till midnight. 10pm; free.

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Rewind at The Ritz, 369 W 46th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), chrisryannyc.com, 212-3334177— Chris Ryan and Jaymz Crow turn back the clock at their weekly retro night, where Josie Cotton will perform “Johnny Are You Queer 2010.” DJ JonJon Battles pumps up the jams as Chaka Khanvict sells $1 Jell-O shots and the crowd gets hungry like the wolf for $4 Sex On The Beach and vodka cranberry. 10pm; free.

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Alan Cumming at Feinstein’s at the Regency, 540 Park Ave (@ 61st St)— The Good Wife star returns to Feinstein’s after a series of acclaimed shows in April. He’ll be sharing tales of being a Scotsman abroad and singing classics, new compositions and tracks from his latest CD, I Bought a Blue Car Today . Shows continue through June 26; $50–$88.

Gay Shame III: Back and Bitter Than Ever at Broadway Comedy Club, 318 W 53rd St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-363-0112, bruisedfruits.com— Andrew Clarke, Denis Gawley, Austin Helms and the rest of the gay improv troupe Bruised Fruits get their 2(x)ist in a twist over marriage equality, gays in the military, queer prom queens and other vitally hilarious issues. 8pm; $10 (plus two-drink minimum).

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Boy Box at g Lounge, 223 W 19th St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-929-1085, glounge.com— The work week never seemed as much fun as it does at Joey Israel and Cazwell’s weekly go-go night. 10pm–2am; free.

Dallas DuBois' Love Lounge at Xes, 157 W 24th St (btwn Sixth/Seventh Aves), 212-604-0212, xesnyc.com— Could a 23-year-old drag princess help you find the man of your dreams? Find out when DuBois hosts this live gay twist on The Dating Game, sponsored by Gaydar.net. 10pm; free.

Cattle Call at therapy, 348 W 52nd St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), therapy-nyc.com, 212-3971700— At 11pm, super-sweet diva Peppermint hosts this weekly talent show, where the top performer nabs the $150 cash purse. DJs keeps the beat pumping. 9:30pm–2am; free.

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Beige at B Bar, 40 E Fourth St (@ Bowery), bbarandgrill.com, 212-475-2220— As they have for years, seen-and-be-seen gays pack into B Bar

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The Gay Agenda at Ars Nova, 511 W 54th St (btwn 10th/11th Sts), 212 489-9800, arsnovanyc.com— Harmonizing homos Micah

West Village Gay Pride Party at the Hangar, 115 Christopher St (btwn Hudson/Bleecker Sts), 212627-2044— DJ Jimmy Johnson spins classic

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5pm: Low Tea at Blue Whale w/DJ David Marc 7pm: High Tea at View Deck w/DJ Sparber 10pm: Homo Comicus at The Pavilion 11pm: Beer Garden at Pool Deck Midnight: Underwear Party at the View Deck

SIP N’ TWIRL 7pm-10pm: Twirlina w/ DJ Lina

ICE PALACE 9pm: Porsche Live w/DJ Chuck 11:30pm: Daniel Nardicio Underwear Party (dworld.us) Mandatory clothes check. $5–$10.

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vinyl as the disco ball and fog machine transport the crowd back to the decadent ’70s. Enjoy Stoli drink specials and sweaty go-gos after 10pm. 7pm; free.

TALKINGTOTINA Humpday Karaoke at Xes, 157 W 24th St (btwn Sixth/Seventh Aves), 212-604-0212, xesnyc.com— Drag queen Tina Burner doesn’t have a Grammy, but she does rule the stage at the Pride edition of Xes’ Wednesday-night singalong. Just don’t blame us if your voice is shot come Thursday morning. 9pm; free.

SPARKSFLY Wheel of Foreskin at The Monster, 80 Grove St (@ Seventh Ave), manhattan-monster.com, 212924-3558— Jesse Volt reigns over this trés-gay game show at the Monster, where contestants vie for theater tickets, cash and other prizes. Feel like a winner with $3 Buds, Michelob Ultras and Rolling Rocks. 11pm; free.

COTTONBALLS Porno Bingo at Pieces, 8 Christopher St (btwn Gay St/Greenwich Ave), willclarkworld.com, 212929-9291— Jason Utley plays with the balls tonight at Will Clark’s bingo blitz, along with pop singer Josie Cotton. Proceeds benefiting the Metro Wrestlers. 8pm–10pm; free.

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praise to Little Richard tonight in the Alphabet City dance den. Open bar 11pm–11:30pm. 10pm; free.

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5pm: Low Tea at Blue Whale w/DJ Max Rodriguez 7pm: High Tea at View Deck w/DJ Sean B 8pm-10pm: Middle Tea at Pavilion w/DJ Vito Fun Midnight: The Heist Dance w/DJ Paolo

SIP N’ TWIRL 7pm-10pm: Twirlina w/ DJ Lina.

BLACKISBACK Mr.Black: A Gay Pride One-Night-Stand at Rebel, 251 W 30th St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-695-2747, mrblacknyc.com— Some relationships end it tears but you can’t help getting back together. Mr.Black returns to Rebel for a one-nighter, featuring DJs Sveta, Jeff Chatterton and Johnny Dynell. 10pm; cover varies.

SUITELIFE Honeymoon Hotel at Bar 82, 136 Second Ave (btwn St. Marks Pl/Ninth St), 212-228-8636— Got a crush on DJs Go-Karff and A. Martini and you don’t want to wait for the next QxBxRx party? Well you’re in luck, ‘cause they’re kicking it oldschool with this weekly jam featuring punk, garage, homocore, dance-punk, darkwave, electro and more. 9:30pm; $5.

CHELSEA’SGOTTALENT Star Search at Barracuda, 275 W 22nd St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-645-8613— The totally talented Peppermint seeks out other gifted gays. With DJ Keo Nozari and guest performers, it’s a guaranteed win dawg! 11pm; free.

ICE PALACE 1pm: Pool Party w/Logan Hardcore, Dallas Dubois and DJ Tony Ynot 9pm: Porsche Live w/DJ Chuck • S.O.S. 2: Shopping on Saturday at Whyte Hall, Fire Island Pines, fipap.org— Calvin Klein, Diesel, Prada and other luxury brands are on deep discount at this shopping day benefiting Live Out Loud. Noon–3pm; $20–$50.

SUNDAY, JUNE 20 PINES RESORT 1pm-5pm: The Soaked Pool Party at Pool Deck w/DJ Corey Craig 5pm: Low Tea at Blue Whale w/DJ Philip Kimball 7pm: High Tea at View Deck 9:30pm: Musical Sundays on View Deck w/VJ Tony Built

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Sahara Davenport from RuPaul’s Drag Race may be a city girl, but she two-steps with the best of ’em at Woody’s newest night. Kick up your feet to the music of DJ Brenda Black. Open bar till 11:30pm. 10pm; free.

WALLOFSOUND Justin Utley at Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher St (btwn Seventh Ave S/Waverly Pl), 212-488-2705, thestonewallinnnyc.com— Utley’s a triple threat of a different sort—a gay ex-Mormon, a talented singer/songrwriter and a Next Magazine Who’s Next Now for 2010. Tonight he performs upstairs at the historic gay bar. 9pm; free.

DIEHARDER Meaner, Harder, Leather at Vig 27, 119 E 27th St (btwn Park/Lexington Aves), 212-686-5500, vig27.com— Go-Go Harder teams up with Misty Meaner and Stormy Leather for a night of drag, vaudeville and boylesque. Murray Hill will never be the same! 11pm; free.

WHATBECOMESALEGENDMOST? Joan Rivers at the Gramercy Theater, 127 E 23rd St (btwn Lexington/Park Aves), 212-614-6932, spincycle.com—The comedy viper is riding high with the critical acclaim of her new documentary, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work. Catch her live tonight as she spits humorous venom about celebrities, reality TV and her own legendary life. 7:30pm and 9:30pm; $25–$40.

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3313— Sound the horns, lads! At Josh Wood and Jared Needle’s popular weekly at the Fox, Kris Haigh and Chuck Attix host and DJ JWhitney Day spins for foxy fags enjoying 2-for-1 drinks till 11pm. 10pm; free.

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DROWNEDWORLD Madonna-Rama at Xes, 157 W 24th St (btwn Sixth/Seventh Aves), xesnyc.com, 212-6040212— The world might be gaga for Gaga but the Material Mom, Madonna, is the woman of the hour tonight, when TJ the DJ spins everything from True Blue to Hard Candy, and rare clips, concert footage and more screen on the flat-screen. TVs. 10pm; free. 54 JUNE 18, 2010

CELLBLOCKQ A Night at the Tombs at Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery (btwn Bleecker/Houston Sts), 212-3523101, bowerypoetry.com— Theater Askew presents tranny legend Bianca Leigh’s hilarious and touching one-woman show recounting her arrest for prostitution, for which Miss Leigh plays more than a dozen roles. Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q), William Hoffman (As Is), Taylor Mac (The Lily’s Revenge) and other downtown stalwarts provide original songs. Thurs at 8pm through Aug 5. $18 in advance/$20 general admission. Raunch at Rawhide, 212 Eighth Ave (@ 21st NEW St), 212-242-9332— The Eighth Avenue

Emanuel Xavier and Charlie Vászquez at Barnes & Noble, 2289 Broadway (@ 82nd St), bn.com— Writer Gonzalo Aburto hosts gay Latino writers Emanuel Xavier (If Jesus Were Gay & Other Poems) and Charlie Vázquez (Contraband), who will read from their latest works before taking audience questions. 7pm; free.

MOTHER’SDAY Chelsea Classics: Mommie Dearest at Chelsea Clearview Cinema, 260 W 23rd St (btwn Sixth/Seventh Aves), clearviewcinemas.com— Hedda Lettuce hosts a special interactive edition of this cinematic gem, in which Faye Dunaway does Joan Crawford better than Joan did! Screenings continue June 25 and 26 at 10pm. 8pm; $7:50.

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mainstay inaugurates its new weekly country party during Pride week, when dudes in Western gear nab $3 draft beers and everyone tries to rope themselves a buckin’ bronco. 9pm–2am; free.

SAHARADESSERT Ho Down Barn Dance at Woody’s, 31 Second Ave (btwn Second/Third Sts), 212-777-0774—

SHAMEONYOU! Pride and Shame at Broadway Comedy Club 318 W 53rd St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212757-2323, jefflawrence.org— Feeling a little tired of Pride? Jeffrey Johns introduces shameful gay comics Jeff Lawrence, Jim David, Vidur Kapur, Tom Ragu, Marc Maietta and others at this thirdannual queer comedy showcase. A portion of proceeds benefit God's Love We Deliver. 7:30pm; $15 (plus two-drink minimum).

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WHATABOUTBOB? Blowoff at Canal Room, 285 West Broadway (@ Canal St), 212-941-8100, blowoff.us— Direct from D.C., DJs Richard Morel and Bob Mould touch down in New York to unload their meaty mix of indie rock, electro and house for an eclectic crowd of burley beef and hipster studs. 11:30pm; $20. 18+

DELHIMEAT Desilicious Hot Pink Pride at B.B. King Blues Club, 242 W 42nd St (btwn Broadway/Eighth Ave), 212-917-4144, sholayevents.com— The Sholay crew paint BB King’s pink with their mega-big Pirde party, featuring Bollywood tracks from DJs Bobby and Ashu Rai, visionary visuals from Neeraj, and drag brilliance from Bombay beauty Bijli at midnight. 10:30pm; $20. 18+

DIRTYTHIRTIES The Back Room at Comix, 353 W 14th St (@ Ninth Ave), mintyfreshcomedy.com, 212-5242500— It’s Paul Case’s 30th birthday and Shawn Hollenbach is goona roast him good! Jennie Rubin, Carolyn Castiglia, Danny Leary, Naomi Eckperigen and Molly the Lesbian Poet/Security Guard (who will share a a birthday poem) take their pot shots downstairs in Comix’s Ochi’s Lounge. 9:30pm; free.

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DEEPEND Baña Pool Party at 88 Fulton St (btwn Gold/Williams St), thebanapoolparty.com— Head to this downtown spa for wet-and-wild fun in the Olympic-sized pool, Jacuzzi and sauna. Or just chill on the main floor, where there’ll be a live floor show at 2am. Open bar and mandatory underwear/swimsuit dress code. Midnight; $50.

AIN’TTHATSWEET? Dot429 NYC Pride Cocktail Party at Hotel on Rivington, 101 Rivington, (btwn Essex/Ludlow Sts), 212-475-2600 dot429.com— What could make a rooftop Pride party even better? A sundae bar! Acclaimed dessert chef Pichet Ong (P*ong, Spot) busts out the ice cream and 20 sinful toppings at this kickoff cocktail party, a benefit for Jeffrey Fashion Cares. RSVP on website. 8pm–midnight; $35. 56 JUNE 18, 2010

THEBITCHISBACK GETSHAFTED Speakeasy: A Night at The Mineshaft at secret location, dworld.us— Daniel Nardicio and DJ Adam are going for a Gay ’70s vibe with this underwear party, but the Randy Blue models on hand are totes 21st century. Feel free to wear your bandana and muttonchops, though. And do we smell poppers? Visit website for location. 10pm–6am; $20 in advance/$30 general admission.

LEAVEALITTLEONTOP Uncut at Elevate, 390 Eighth Ave (btwn 29th/30th Sts), 212-714-8149, uncutnyc.com— Louis “Loca” M kicks off Pride weekend with DJs Ceazamaze, Lokito, J-Roc and Veras. Guest host Tyra Allure introduces a special performance by Reina. 10pm; free before 11pm/$5 with invite/$10 general admission.

GOSPELACCORDINGTOPAUL Sugar Daddy at Rush, 579 Sixth Ave (btwn 16th/17th Sts), 212-243-6100— Don’t tell the twinks who usually rule here, but longtime nightlife veteran Paul Short is turning Rush into a man palace with his bi-weekly party. Tonight, DJs Gustavo, Ron Like Hell and Billy Pfeiffer spin for boys with beards and Jason Black Teen Wolf and Duane Roggendorff man the kissing booths. Theres an open bar till 11pm and 2-for-1 drinks after 1am. 10pm; $10.

Jackie Beat in 3D at the Gramercy Theater, 127 E 23rd St (btwn Lexington/Park Aves), 212-6146932, jackiebeatrules.com— Disappointed by Sex & The City 2? Get your gay giggles from a real classy broad when Jackie Beat brings a Pridethemed show to the East Coast. Don’t miss Beat’s filthy take on Dolly Parton’s "9 to 5", her dissection of the gay hanky code, and her controversial ode to pedophilia set to Bryan Adam’s “Heaven.” Performance continues June 26. 10pm; $20–$25.

SATURDAY JUNE 26 CRYSTALCLEAR Club 57 at Providence, 311 W 57th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), fveventsny.com, 212307-0062— Tony Fornabaio and Brandon Voss present “Gypsy Woman” singer Crystal Waters and special host Janice Dickinson tonight at Providence. DJ Escape spins in the main room, DJ Keo Nozari tears it up in the Triumph Room with Shequida, and Theresa DJ brings it to the lounge. Enjoy an open bar till 11pm. 10pm; $15 before midnight/$20 general admission.

THUMPATHUMPA Pulsate at Escuelita, 301 W 39th St (@ Eighth Ave), enyclub.com, 212-631-0588— The Latin club’s Pride party is sure to get your heart racing, as Big Ben rallies Latin go-gos and live acts like Angel Sheridan. 10pm; cover varies.

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BELLTOLLS That’s My Jam: Pride Edition at The Bell House, 149 Seventh St (btwn Second/Third Aves), djtikka.com— DJs Shomi Noise and Designer Imposter spin at this special Pride edition of Tikka’s sizzling queer hip-hop dance party. Dynasty Handbag is in the house, y’all! 10pm; $5 before 11pm/$10 general admission.

AMIBLUE? Ball Buster XXX Underwear Party at Blue Door Video, 87 First Ave (@ Fifth St), 212-726-0531— The horny toads at Load present another underwear get down, where the beer is free and so are the condoms! Clothes check mandatory. Call for RSVP. Midnight–7am; $20

THEBESTMEDICINE He Who Laughs Live at Ars Nova, 511 W 54th St (btwn 10th/11th Sts), 212 489-9800, arsnovanyc.com— Queer playwright Isaac Oliver brings his blog, subtitled the Complete Idiot's Guide to Intimacy, to life as he details celebrity crushes, casual sex and run-ins with a certain monolithic coffee chain. 9pm, $15.

HAIRYPREDICAMENT ARCLIGHT Saturday at Secret, 525 W 29th (btwn 10th/11th Aves), 646-232-0337, jcintime.com— Jensen Atwood from Noah’s Arc is the guest of honor at this special Pride edition of JC’s weekly party. Mocha muscle gods work it to hot urban jams from DJ Ironbound. 11pm; cover varies.

NYC E Rapture on the River at Pier 54, 13th D PRI St (@ W Side Hwy), 212-807-7433, SUDDENLYSUSAN

nycpride.org— DJ Susan Morabito spins at this women’s dance overlooking the harbor, a Pride tradition for seven years. 6pm–10pm; $25 in advance/ $35 general admission.

BALDWIN’SBROTHERS Harlem Pride Day Celebration at W 119th St (btwn Lenox/Fifth Aves), harlempride.org,212-7228577— A full week of activities celebrating the neighborhood’s LGBT and same-gender loving communities culminates in this lively street fair featuring music, dance, and booths for retailers, food vendors and community groups. Noon–6pm; free.

SPEAKINGPARTS Celebrity Autobiography: Gay Pride Edition at the Gramercy Theater, 127 E 23rd St (@ Lexington Ave), 212-352-3101, spincyclenyc.com— What pearls of wisdom do folks like Debbie Reynolds, Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus have to share with the world? Find out tonight, as Rachel Dratch, Mario Cantone, Cheyenne Jackson and 58 JUNE 18, 2010

others read selected segments from inane celebrity memoirs. 7:30pm; $25-$40.

WATERWINGS Sea Tea: Muscle Bear Cruise at Pier 40, Houston St (@ West Side Hwy), gaypartycruise.com— Aboard the Queen of Hearts, Michael Fesco and Sanrkis Grigoryan present hosts Robert Valin and Sugga Pie Ko Ko, DJ Randy Bettis, singers David Boyd and Brian Kent, hunky dancers Luis Carlos and Wilmer Fernandez, giveaways, a free buffet dinner and a ship full of burly bruisers. A second cruise runs June 27. 6pm–10pm; $25 in advance/ $30 general admission.

QUEERASFOLK Too Much Pride Makes the Baby Go Gay at the Kraine Theater, 85 E Fourth St (btwn Bowery/Second Ave), 212-777-6088, nyneofuturists.org— As they do in all their shows, the talented members of the Neo-Futurists perform 30 two-minute sketches in merely one hour. This time, though, the vignettes are unapologetically gay. Proceeds benefit efforts to help LGBTs in Uganda through the Fund for Global Human Rights. 10:30pm; $20

COWPOKES Leather Dinner 9 at the Maritime Hotel, 363 W 16th St (@ Ninth Ave), 212-242-4300, leatherdinner.com— Enjoy a three-course dinner in the Maritime’s north cabana terrace with dozens of other queer leather enthusiasts. Proceeds from a raffle and auction benefit the Ali For-

Dance: 208 Furball at the LGBT Center, 208 W 13th St (btwn Seventh/Greenwich Aves), 212620-7310, gaycenter.org— 1980s pop singer Josie Cotton joins DJ Tony Ruiz for a special fuzzy fun edition of the Center’s bi-weekly dance, with an appearance by Josie Cotton. 9pm; $8 in advance/$10 general admission

ONTHED Dworld at Elevate, 390 Eighth Ave (btwn 29th/30th Sts), dworld.us— You better ring some singles to Daniel Nardicio’s Pride weekend bash. Not just to tip the bartenders, who will be pouring free Belvedere all night, but to shove in the pants of hot L.A. go-go Mark. We don’t even wanna know what to bring downstairs to the “Panty Parlor”! Tell the door guy the password is “dworld” and you’ll get in free! 11pm; $20.

RITUALSACRIFICE Pride Not Prejudice Cruise at Pier 83, W 42nd St (@ West Side Hwy), 212-563, 3200, circleline42.com— No, this isn’t a Jane Austen-themed boat ride (though that could be fun!). It’s Ritual NYC and the Circle Line’s annual gay Pride harbor cruise. Catch DJs Charo Velecio and Eddie Baez in the booth and electro-jazz violinist Sarina Suno perfoming live. 7:30pm–midnight; $35.

CAGEDHEAT Club La Cage at Hurley’s, 232 W 48th St (btwn Eighth Ave/Broadway), 212-765-8981, clublacage.com— Seen La Cage aux Folles and want more of “The Best of Times”? After Satur-

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The March see p. 66 for march route, nycpride.org— Yes the route is shorter, but there’s still plenty of dykes on bikes, radical faeries, queer marching bands, gay-courting politicians and garden-variety homos to make it a Pride procession to remember. Grand marshals Judy Shepard, Lt. Dan Choi and Constance McMillen lead the way. Noon; free.

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PrideFest at Hudson St (btwn Abington Sq/14th St), 212-807-7433, nycpride.org— Hedda Lettuce, Vanessa Valtré and Kiara Monteiro swap barbs on the main stage, where Antigone Rising, Justin Utley, Switch n’ Play and others perform. Check out the community groups and retailers filling the booths along Hudson Street. But stay away from the funnel cake! 11am–7pm.

ABIGGERSPLASH Gay Pride Extravaganza at Splash, 50 W 17th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), splashbar.com, 212-6910073— DJ Ian Ford warms up the crow for DJ Max Rodriguez on the main floor while DJ Steve Sidewalk takes over the lower lounge. Splash is known for having suprise super-star appearances on Pride Sunday— and we can say that the porn pups from Randy Blue will be there for sure. 4pm; $25 in advance/$30 general admission.

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day and Sunday night’s performances, head next door and upstairs to the third floor, where Raven O runs the show and New York “cagelles” like Sherry Vine, Epiphany and Flotilla DeBarge preen and coo. Performances continue on Suns at 9:30pm. 10:30pm; $12.

CRUZCONTROL Shut the F*ck Up & Dance at the Monster, 80 Grove St (@ Seventh Ave S), 212-924-3558, manhattan-monster.com—The name basically says it all, as DJ Tony Cruz plays beats to draw you to the dance floor and bartenders pour $4.25 vodka breezes and other potent potables. 10pm; $8.

DAIRYQUEEN Vitamin D*** at Milk Lounge, 2056 Second Ave (btwn 105th/106th Sts), 347-263-7877— Felix Vargas, Polaris Bomb and DJ JenRG bring the vatos uptown for this new Latin bash in Spanish Harlem. There’s male and female go-gos, 60 JUNE 18, 2010

hookahs, and a free bottle of champagne if it’s your birthday. If we have to spell the name of this party out for you, you should probably stay home! 10pm; free until 11pm/$5 until 1am/$8 general admission.

UPUPANDAWAY Coming Out at Casa Frela Gallery, 47 W 119th St (btwn Lenox/Fifth Aves), 212-722-8577, casafrela.com— At a reception tonight, the Harlem gallery kicks off an exhibition highlighting New York’s trailblazing LGBT institutions, including the Black AIDS Institute, Callen Lorde, SAGE and the Imperial Court of New York. The show continues through July 12. 2pm–10pm; free.

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Supersnaxx 7: The Whole Hog at Kiss ’n’ Fly, 409 W 13th St (btwn Ninth Ave/Washington St), joshwoodproductions.com— Josh Wood is a busy man. In addition to co-producing Matinee on Governors Island, he’s working with DJs Rich King and Gustavo for this unofficial after-Pier Dance party, being held in what was once the Lure. Send off Pride with furry, friendly and frisky fellas. 10pm; $25.

TOPITOFF Rooftop at the Hudson Terrace, 621 W 46th St, (btwn 11th Ave/West Side Hwy), joshwoodproductions.com, 212-315-9400— Josh Wood and Jared Needle take Pride outside and upstairs with this summer tea dance. That freaky Parisian, DJ Leomeo, spins and Claudio Braz, Keoni Hudoba, Darrell Elmore and Ladyfag do the hosting thing. Enjoy 2-for-1 drinks till 7pm. 6pm–midnight; $5.

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Fred Pierce, Frankie Paradise and Calvin Smith spin house, tribal, R&B and other old-school jams. 10pm; free before 11pm/$10 before midnight/general admission varies.

RAZZLEDAZZLE’EM 0-69: Gay Pride Bingo Dance Party at (le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St (Thompson/Sullivan Sts), lepoissonrouge.com212-505-3474— After Linda Simpson and Murray Hill host their popular bingo bash with Violet Temper and Bertha, the night segues into a riotous dance party at 9pm—with Murray in the DJ booth (oh boy!) and none other than the glittery Dazzle Dancers co-hosting. 6:30pm; free.

then you know this buzzworthy gastro pub is kind of the last place you’d expect to see a gay Pride party. But it’s happening right after the March ends this afternoon, when DJ Clint Beastwood spins classic house and disco for the beautiful people. How do we know it’s a gay party? The giant cock ice sculpture is kind of a dead giveaway. 6pm; free,

Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-695-2747— The Men of New York team up with Harmonica Sunbeam, Kenyatta the Gossip Girl, Puff, Wolfgang Busch and Kevin Omni for a grown-folk Pride send-off. DJs Fred Pierce, Frankie Paradise and Calvin Smith spin house, tribal, R&B and other old-school jams. 10pm; free before 11pm/$10 before midnight/general admission varies.

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Sperm Pride : Fag Balls at the Cock, 29 Second Ave (btwn First/Second Aves), thecockbar.com— DJ Man Parrish spins funk and oldskool, and sexy go-go Horse Boy gets you steamy. 11pm; $20.

Sea Tea at Pier 40, Houston St (@ West Side Hwy), gaypartycruise.com— Avoid the mobs on the street during Pride by climbing aboard the Queen of Hearts with DJ Robbie Leslie and host Bon B. Ticket price includes a buffet dinner. 6pm–10pm; $30 in advance/ $35 general admission.

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Blonde Ambition at Bar-tini Ultra Lounge, 642 10th Ave (@ 45th St), 917-388-2897— After a day spent ogling sweaty gay men on parade floats, watching two talented “chicks” would be a welcome palate cleanser. Bubbly blondes Paige Turner and Emily Mcnamara team up for song stylings, surprise guests, giveaways and more. 10pm; free.

Rooftop at the Hudson Terrace, 621 W 46th St, (btwn 11th Ave/West Side Hwy), 212-315-9400, joshwoodproductions.com— Josh Wood take Pride outside and upstairs with their tea dance. That freaky Parisian, DJ Leomeo, spins and Claudio Braz, Keoni Hudoba, Darrell Elmore and Ladyfag host. C’mon, the parade is over and you’re not going to work tomorrow! 2-for-1 drinks till 7pm. 6pm–midnight; $5.

Vandam at Greenhouse, 150 Varick St (@ Vandam St), 212-719-4479, greenhouseusa.com— At Kenny Kenny and Susanne Bartsch’s madcap menagerie, Chuck Attix, Dirty Martini and Desi Monster host DJ Johnny Dynell and a diverse gathering of nightlife tribes. 10pm; free.

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Confessions at The Ritz, 369 W 46th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-333-4177— Got some-

BOARGAMES Gay Pride at the Spotted Pig, 314 W 11th St (@ Greenwich St), thespottedpig.com, 212-6200393— If you follow New York’s restaurant scene,

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thing to get off your chest? Join drag dolly Dallas DuBois and DJ Robert Maril at this tea dance in Hell’s Kitchen. If you didn’t have something to confess beforehand, you will after! 3pm– 2am; free.

annual “Shady Oaks” talent show. We can’t wait to see Mimi Imfurst as Rose Nylund. (We’re sure she’s got tons of great St. Olaf stories!) Performances continue Suns through July 25. 8pm; $20.

SINGFORYOURLIFE HOTELSWEET Cuckoo Club at Hiro Ballroom in The Maritime Hotel, 363 W 16th St (@ Ninth Ave), 212-2424300— This longrunning blowout brings gaylebrities, B&Ts and Eurotrash royalty to the Maritime for DJ Honey Dijon’s hot electro beats. 10pm; $10.

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Sing Out Sister Karaoke at Xes, 157 W 24th St (btwn Sixth/Seventh Aves), 212-604-0212, xesnyc.com— Peppermint and TJ the DJ pass the mic at this weekly karaoke party. Nab Coors or Coors Light for $3. 9pm; free.

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In The Life Media Pride Brunch at In The Life Studio, 184 Fifth Ave (@ 23rd St), inthelifetv.org, 212-255-6012— Join the crew of In the Life for a Pride Sunday brunch, courtesy of Veev. And peep the parade from their bird’s-eye-view offices. 12:30pm–5:30pm; cover varies.

The Sherry Vine Show at Barracuda, 275 W 22nd St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-645-8613— Sherry screams, shouts and burns this mutha out at her weekly appearance at the Chelsea mainstay. Take in pop parodies, music from DJ David Serrano, and 2-for-1 cocktails till midnight. Not that we need to drink to enjoy Sherry! 11pm; free.

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Thank You for Being a Friend at the Kraine Theater, 85 E Fourth St (btwn Bowery/Second Ave), 212-352-3101, spincyclenyc.com— Pay honor to the recently departed Rue McClanahan and the rest of the Golden Girls at this drag parody that sees the Fab Foursome battling Lance Bass in the

Alphabet Sundays at Arrow Bar, 85 Ave A (btwn Fifth/Sixth Sts), 212-673-1775, arrownyc.com— Demented drag queen Demanda Dahling hosts and Drew Zailen pours 2-for-1 drinks until 10pm and $4 draft Buds and $5 vodka drinks all night. DJ JRoc spins a soundtrack of pop, house and

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ILOVEÜ Ninth Annual Pride Luau at g Lounge, 225 W 19th St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-9291085, glounge.com— Send off Pride with Mark Lander and Franco DiLuzio’s hot celebration with promoters Matty Maggiacomo, Joey Israel, Joey Murray and Epiphany as well as DJ Xavier partining in this tricked out Tiki Bar. 1pm; free.

SKINSHOW The Tattoo Show at the LGBT Center, 208 W 13th St (btwn Seventh/Greenwich Aves), 212-6207310, gaycenter.org— Long before frat boys were getting tramp stamps, queers claimed tattoos as part of our transgressive culture. This exhibit posits tattoos within the realm of fine art, with body art captured by photographers Catherine Opie, Kiki Smith, Richard Renaldi, Larry Clark, Aaron Cobbett, Assume Vivid Astro-Focus and others. Mon–Fri 9am–10pm, Sat 11am–11pm and Sun 11am–9pm through Sept 7. Free. N FOR MORE EVENTS AND UPDATES VISIT NEXTMAGAZINE.COM OR FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @ NEXTMAGAZINENY

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STARS OF PRIDE FOREVER! THE CREAM OF NEW YORK NIGHTLIFE IS ROCKING PRIDE WEEKEND LIKE IT’S THE FOURTH OF JULY.

ALEGRIA PRIDE 2010 Nokia Theater, 1515 Broadway (@ W 44th St), 212-930-1950, AlegriaEvents.com. Sunday, June 27 at 11pm; $100.

a Ric Sen

How do you feel about moving the party to a new venue? “It’s fantastic! The Nokia is still very bright and new, with a big, beautiful stage. It’s a very wellequipped venue. There are places to dance outside the dance floor and a space for you to just hang out and look at the party. It’s a lot less confining. And there’s that great entrance with the big escalator and neon lights. It’s a very Times Square vibe but definitely Alegria!” —Ric Sena

MATINÉE NEW YORK The Beach at Governors Island, New York Harbor, MatineeNewYork.com. Saturday, June 26 from 6pm–12 midnight. $84–$138. A who’s who of nightlife elite—including Rob Fernandez, Tommy Marinelli and Jake Resnicow, Josh Wood and Jared Needle—are teaming up with the Ibiza-based Matinée Group to throw a one-of-a-kind outdoor circuit party on the beach at Governors Island. DJs Theresa and Taito Tikaro provide the beats, with a surprise guest giving a live performance later in the night. (Hint: she’s an R&B Grammy winner and a majah icon!) How is having the party on an island in the middle of the harbor going to affect Matinée’s vibe? “[It’s] the perfect venue to bring the Matinée brand to New York. What’s better than the biggest party in the world with the best city in the world as a backdrop? The lighting, the breeze and the sunset are all integral.” —Jared Needle

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WORK: WELCOME 2 MENHATTAN Roseland Ballroom, 239 W 52nd St (btwn Broadway/Eighth Ave), 212-343-9090, PeterRauhofer.com. Saturday, June 26 from 10pm–noon. $80–$150. The name of the Pride edition of superstar DJ Peter Rauhofer’s monthly dance makes it pretty clear who it’s aimed at. In addition to the Austrian spinner, the party features sets from DJs Ana Paula, Stephan Grondin and Marco Da Silva. The theme of our Pride issue is liberty and freedom. What right is the most important one to you? “Everyone should have the right to decide [whom] they want to marry. Right now this is the most important issue regarding ‘freedom.’” —Peter Rauhofer

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DANCE ON THE PIER Pier 54, 13th St (@ West Side Hwy), NYCpride.org. Sunday, June 27 from 4pm–10:30pm; $75 in advance/$100 general admission. They might be straight, but British electro-duo The Freemasons are no strangers to gay music—they’ve reworked tracks for everyone from Beyoncé to Kylie, and spun at the White Party in Palm Springs. They’re headlining Heritage of Pride’s official dance this year, with an opening set from DJ Steven Oliveri. Do you plan a different set for gay parties than for straight or mixed nights? “What we love most about gay events is the appreciation of a great vocal—and the joint love we seem to have with the crowd of that moment in a record when a searing melody crosses a moving chord change. That’s something that is often lost on straight crowds. People often forget that dance music’s natural habitat is a gay party.” —Russell Small, The Freemasons

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DESIRE: A MASQUERADE Capitale, 130 Bowery (@ Grand St), 212-334-5500, LeeChappell.com. Friday, June 25 10pm–4am; $25 in advance/ $30 general admission. The typical Pride weekend costume involves the least amount of clothing you can legally wear. But Lee Chappell and Chris Ryan are mixing things up with a Mardi Gras-inspired bash, where guests don masquerade attire. (The best outfit nabs $500!) DJs Hector Fonseca and Alyson Calagna spin on the main level while upstairs on the second floor, Shien Lee and Muffinhead present their acclaimed den of decadence, Dances of Vice.

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What surprises can we expect at Desire? “Oh Land will be making her American debut with us. She actually performs all of the music [herself ] and is a marvelously talented performer with a style that reminds me of many artists from the’80s— Erasure, Howard Jones, Prince.” —Lee Chappell

DESTINATION: PRIDE Pacha, 618 W 46th St (btwn 11th/12th Aves), 212-209-7500, PachaNYC.com. Sunday, June 27 from 10pm–8am; $40 in advance/$50 general admission While DJs Tony Moran, Manny Lehman and Mario Calegari are taking turns at this A-list dance, gay-fave DJ Susan Morabito will be pulling an all-nighter, spinning from 10pm–8am upstairs in Pachita. How are you going to manage a ten-hour set? We’re exhausted just thinking about it! “I make sure I get plenty of sleep, eat well and drink lots of Red Bull. I’ve played long hours like this many times—I prefer it [because] it gives me room to really stretch out and take the crowd to a variety of interesting places.” —Susan Morabito

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THE BEAT GOES ON Love, 40 W Eighth St (@ MacDougal St), 212-477-5683, MusicIsLove.net. Monday, June 28 from 9am–9pm; $25. Leave it to legendary beat machine Junior Vasquez to skip Pride weekend altogether and throw a party on Monday, June 28. With sets by Ruben Vega and Razor and Guido, the night also doubles as a release party for Junior’s new album, Nervous Breakdown 2. (All ticketholders get a free copy!)

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What excuse should we give our bosses to get out of work on Monday? “A lot of us are already out of work this year! Besides, you know it’s worth taking off work to come hear Junior work! I’ve been truly inspired recently and you can clearly hear that in the music, in my sets. This is the Junior you’ve all been waiting for—or so I’ve heard.” —Junior Vasquez

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THERIGHTTRACK BY KEO NOZARI lo Rida is gonna have a serious summer hit on his hands thanks in part to super producer David Guetta. “Club Can’t Handle Me” is going to give clubs plenty to handle in the coming weeks. Given the song has a similar vibe to Guetta’s work on Black Eyed Peas’ “I Estelle Gotta Feeling” (and Guetta’s track record with hot summer songs) we’re seeing some major play coming. The song—slated for Flo Rida’s third studio album, The Only One—will also be a single for the Step Up 3D soundtrack. After an adventure on the freakish side with her bitch track, “Freak,” Estelle returns to form with brand-new “Fall in Love.” Fans of her huge 2008 hit “American Boy” will undoubtedly swoon over this R&B jam. In addition to the Estelle-only original, there are two other versions of this breezy summer-lover song: one with Nas adding some rap edge and one with John Legend dueting (which makes sense as it’s his label, HomeSchool Records, that Estelle is signed to). However, we wish they were all on the song together! “Fall in Love” is from Estelle’s third album, All of Me, coming later this year. Speaking of breezy summer songs from females we love, it’s a welcome return for Sarah McLachlan. After a seven-year absence she’s back with a new album, Laws of Illusion, and first up is single “Loving You Is Easy.” Loving the song is easy with its sweet sentiment and a musical vibe comparable to “Love Song” by Sara Bareilles (who is herself a clear disciple of McLachlan). Throughout McLachlan remains in great form vocally, and her time away hasn’t rusted her sharp writing skills either. Full of imagery of breaking illusions, McLachlan’s songs express longing to discover deeper love, shed past mistakes and uncover true joy. Standouts include catchy “Out of Tune,” bluesy “Rivers of Love,” and the sullen, beautiful ballad “Forgiveness” (reminiscent of Bonnie Raitt on “I Can’t Make You Love Me ”). Recorded in Montreal and Vancouver with McLachlan’s longtime collaborator/producer, Pierre Marchand, the album is an exquisitely written and produced effort. It doesn’t cover new

ground for McLachlan per se—and the album is a bit too homogenous in its feel—but it will surely satisfy the hungry fans who’ve waited seven years. The album’s release comes just weeks from the kickoff of Lilith Fair 2010—the famed all-women touring festival co-founded by McLachlan— which became one of the highestgrossing touring festivals in the world. The latest incarnation features appearances by huge stars in various cities including Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crow, Heart and, oddly enough, Ke$ha. Lilith Fair hits New York City’s PNC Bank Arts Center on July 31. N

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DJ TOP 10:RANDY BETTIS Having just returned from Orlando, Fla. where he launched the 2010 GayDays Tour, DJ Randy Bettis is playing the Muscle Bear Sea Tea on June 25 and SandBlast in Asbury Park on July 17.

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The Way Love Goes Lemar Cahill Club Mix

Happiness Alexis Jordan Dave Audé Club Remix

Ur the Best Thing Wayne G & Peyton Steve Westover Saxapella Remix

On & On Agnes Warren Clarke Remix

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Alive Goldfrapp Arno Cost Remix

I Told You So Solange Razor N Guido Club Mix

Rise! Vernessa Mitchell Edson Pride Extended Club Mix

I’ll Find A Way Brian Kent Radboy Club Mix

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Opening>>> BULL MOOSE BAR & LOUNGE 354 W 44th St (Ninth Aves), 212-956-5625, bullmoosenyc.com— The newest arrival in Hell’s Kitchen’s gay mecca welcomes dancing queens and sports buffs alike. (SUN) DANGER

SUNDAYS at Elevate. DJ Alex Tech (tribal, soul, funk) w/porn giveaways. $5 Absolut, domestic beers and $3 shots. 10pm; free. (SAT, MONTHLY) CODE at Vlada. Party for uniform, leather and fetish-gear lovers. Open bar till 10pm. 9pm–3am; cover varies. Saturday, June 19

2-for-1 drinks till midnight. 11pm. (MON) Peppermint’s Mystery Box w/top prizes and DJ T-Boy. 11pm. (TUE) ‘Cuda Karaoke w/Mimi Imfurst. 10pm (WED) Pop Tarts with Britney Houston and DJ Scotty Rox. 10pm; free. (THU) Star Search with Peppermint and DJ Keo Nozari. Guest performances. 11pm; free.

(MON) Fresh with DJ Dr. Brooks. (TUE) BoyBox by Franco DiLuzio and Mark Lander with DJ Cazwell and host Joey Israel. Go-go dancers. 10pm–2am; free. (WED) DiLF. Colton Ford and Angelo Peterson host daddy party,10pm. (THU) Gorgeous by Franco and Mark with DJ Lina. Go-gos. 9:30pm.

BOXERS 37 W 20th St (between Fifth/Sixth Aves), 212-624-5942; boxersnyc.com— New York’s newest gay sports bar has brick-oven pizza, lots of elbow room and plenty of hot athletic supporters. Daily noon–2am. free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 4pm– 9:30pm (SAT) Boxers night. 1/2 price drinks for wearing boxers. Free pants check (SUN) Boxers Bash. $3 domestic beer, $4 well drinks. 4pm–9pm. (MON) Sports jersey night. $3 domestic beers. 9pm. (TUE) ‘80s night. Eighties music. 9pm (THU) College jock night. Half-price drinks with college ID. 9pm

GYM SPORTSBAR/LOCKERROOM 167 Eighth Ave (18th/19th), 212337-2439, gymsportsbar.com— The all-gay sports bar has two floors of jock action and multiple flatscreen TVs. Mon–Thu 4pm–2am, Fri 4pm–4am, Sat 1pm–4am, Sun 1pm– 2am. (HAPPY HOUR) Mon–Fri 2-for-1 drinks 4pm–9pm (FRI) Lock Down with guest DJs and $5 pink cocktails in the Locker Room. 10pm. (FRI, 1ST/3RD) Varsity w/DJ Dawson. 10pm. (SAT) Game Day! $3 drafts and $2.50 bottles Bud/Bud Light specials 1pm–9pm. Flexed with guest DJ and $5 Pink cocktails in the Locker Room. 10pm (SUN) Feel Good. Bud/Bud Light $3 drafts and $2.50 bottles 1pm–9pm. $3 wells and DJ Smokey at 9pm. (SUN) Mix Tape with DJ MK (R&B, hip-hop) $3 wells. 7pm–2am. (MON) Frat Party. DJ Drew. $4 Long Islands and Bud pitchers. 9pm. (TUE) Martes Madness. $4 Margaritas and

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THE EAGLE 554 W 28th St (Tenth/Eleventh Aves), 646-473-1866, eaglenyc.com— Two levels w/roof deck, vintage porn and a pool table for leather lovers, bears and fetish freaks. Tue–Sat 10pm–4am, Sun 5pm–4am. (FRI) Hardon! with DJ Reed McGowan. Performances and giveaways. (SAT, MONTHLY) Cock Ring. Ricardo Studmuffin hosts DJs Lady Bondage and Mike Grimes.10pm; free. (SUN) Beer Blast with DJs Paul Ferrer and Reed. $3 domestics, $4 Jäger/Cuervo shots. 5pm–midnight; free. (TUE, 1ST/3RD) FootMen foot-fetish party 8pm, $10 (includes drink ticket). (TUE, LAST) Smokin Tuesday. Cigars, pipes and drink specials. 8pm; free. (WED) Jockstrap Wednesdays with DJ Mirch. $3 Jäger shots, Bud, Bud Light. 10pm; free. (THU) Code with DJ Grimes. $4 Bud Lights. Fetish dress required.10pm; free.

(FRI) ROCKIT from Amalia to Quo, 511 W 28th St (10th/11th Aves), 212-961-7507, fveventsny.com— Brandon Voss and Tony Fornabaio present DJ Keo Nozari and guest spinners, plus drag hosts and celebrities. Open bar till 11pm. 10pm; free. Friday, June 25

EAST OF EIGHTH 254 W 23rd St (Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-352-0075, eastofeighthny.com— Cheers-like bar attracting a mixed crowd. No cover. (HAPPY HOUR) $4 well drinks and draft beer. 4pm–7pm and 10–Midnight. (FRI) Compass w/DJ Kenn (alternative, rock). 10pm; free.

(SUN, MONTHLY) GUARD at Rawhide.

Leather party w/special guests, giveways, demonstrations and 2-for-1 drinks for guys in gear. 6pm–midnight; free. Sunday, June 20 (WED, BI-MONTHLY) SUMMER KAMP at Phoenix. Garry N. Hannon hosts the revived comedy show. 8:30pm; free. Wednesday, June 23 (THU) ACCESS

THURSDAYS at Elevate. DJ Alex Tech (tribal) Free before 11pm/$10.

(THU) RAUNCH at Rawhide. CountryWestern night w/$3 beers for guys in Western gear. 10pm–2am.

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Bars>>> BARRACUDA 275 W 22nd St (Eighth Ave) 212-645-8613— This Chelsea mainstay acts as Eighth Avenue’s gay epicenter with shows almost nightly. 4pm–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 4pm–9pm (FRI) Just a Party with DJ JonJon Battles. 10pm. (SAT) Legendary with DJ Kevin Graves. 10pm. (SUN) Sherry Vine Show. DJ David Serrano.

Coronas. 9pm. (WED) Wrecked. $2.50 Bud/Bud Light bottles. 9pm. (THU) Absolut Athletic Attraction Disorder with DJ Dr. Brooks. $5 Absolut cocktails. 9pm.

PEARL 155 Eighth Ave 17th/18th Sts), 212-229-2291, pearlnylounge.com— The newest gem on Eighth Avenue is a classy affair w/global grub and inventive cocktails. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 wells Mon–Fri 4pm–9pm. (SUN) Drag night. $6 Abita all night. RAWHIDE 212 Eighth Ave (21st St) 212-242-9332— Butch daddies and Marlboro men play in Chelsea’s original dive. Gogos nightly. 10am–4am daily. No cover. (SUN, MONTHLY) Guard. Leather party w/special guests, giveways, demonstrations and 2-for-1 drinks for guys in gear. 6pm–midnight; free. (THU) Raunch. C&W night w/$3 for guys in gear. 9pm–2am; free. VIEW BAR 232 Eighth Ave (21st/22nd Sts) 212 929-2243, viewbarnyc.com— Easy breezy aura attracts a crowd of chit-chatters and those watching the gay parade outside. Mon–Fri 7pm–4am, Sat–Sun 2pm–4am. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pm–9pm (FRI) Edge Fridays w/DJs. (SAT) View Bar Saturdays with classics,

G LOUNGE 225 W 19th St (Seventh/Eighth) 212-929-1085, glounge.com— This round lounge is packed with gym dandies, Latino lotharios and cute Chelsea boys. 4pm–4am daily. No cover. (HAPPY HOUR) $4 house drinks and $3 domestic beer. 4pm–9pm (FRI) t.g.i.g./Hottie Hour with DJ Smokey at 4pm and DJ Drew G at 9pm. (SAT) Bounce with DJ Dr. Brooks. 7pm. SUN) Q-Tea. Tea dance w/DJ Scotty Rox. 4pm–8pm. (SUN) Küte by Mark Lander and Franco DiLuzio. Matty Maggiacomo, Joey Israel and Joey Murray and Epiphany host w/DJ Xavier. Go-gos, drink specials. 9pm–1am; free.

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ARIES (MARCH 21–APRIL 20) Sentimental and sympathetic feelings penetrate your well-armored shell. Friends need a shoulder to cry on and lovers need a rescue; play hero to them all. Put your better qualities to use!

TAURUS (APRIL 21–MAY 21) Advances made to get attention from lovers or set up affairs on the side won’t work. Put your energy to better use helping an organization that works for the greater good.

GEMINI (MAY 22–JUNE 21) Remind everyone that hope is not lost and that dreams can come true. You must lead by example; remind others that imagination is key and unlocking it is easier than once thought!

CANCER (JUNE 22–JULY 23) Try to make everyone a little happier. A little compassion goes a long way. Loosen up those uptight individuals who have a gentle core but have a hard time releasing it on their own.

LEO (JULY 24–AUGUST 23) Intuition and sensitivity are in abundance; swim in memories of loves that didn’t last and dreams that drifted away. Reconnect with them and you may find they weren’t so far away after all.

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VIRGO (AUGUST 24–SEPTEMBER 23) When faced with excess energy focus on doing some good for your community. Speak on behalf of a rising star or politician with the influential sway that comes naturally to you.

LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 24–OCTOBER 23) Romantic movies, sad songs and photo albums can create and remedy the blues. Reach out to old friends and catch up with family. Reconnect with your inner spark; remember who you are.

SCORPIO (OCTOBER 24–NOVEMBER 22) It may feel as if everyone’s gone soft. If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em! The past plays its part in catching up with you, clean up loose ends and see how far you’ve come.

SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 23 –DECEMBER 22) If you’re afraid of opening up and revealing deep experiences or feelings to the wrong person, don’t fret. Taking that big step matters, and trust takes time to build, especially in yourself!

CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 23 –JANUARY 20) The heavy-handed approach won’t work right now. Get in touch with your softer side—it’s not showing vulnerability; it’s showing you’re human. Join the cause and work with a team!

AQUARIUS (JANUARY 21–FEBRUARY 19) Intellectual breakdowns allowed this week! Let yourself be loved and cared for by someone trustworthy; recall what it’s like to feel safe. A special someone inspires you.

PISCES (FEBRUARY 20–MARCH 20) Try not to get swept away with the tide of emotions flowing all around you from everyone you meet. Protect yourself from overload; reconnect with home and family. It’s important!

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pop and R&B. $3 bloody Marys, screwdrivers and mimosas 2pm–6pm. Free. (SUN) $5 Desperate iced teas 8pm–11pm. $3 domestics. Go-gos. Free. (MON) Woof! with Mike Dreyden. Porn stars, $2 Bud Light, $3 MGD. 7pm; $5. (TUE) 2-4-1 Bud, Bud Lite and Rolling Rock. Free pool. 10pm (TUE, MONTHLY) Fuego. Latin night w/Big Dan and Ashton Cruz. $5 rum and tequila. 9:30pm; free. (WED) $5 Cosmos 9pm–2am. Free. (THU) Margarita Madness. $1 frozen margaritas and frozen cosmos 8pm–2am. Free.

XES 157 W 24th St (Sixth/Seventh Aves) 212-604-0212, xesnyc.com— Cute Chelsea boys and sporty types crowd the lounge inside and the smoking patio in back. Wed– Sun 4pm–4am, Mon–Tue 4pm–2am. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks weekdays 4pm–9pm; (FRI) DJ T-Boy (classics). 9pm. (SAT) Xessive Saturdays with DJ Adam Joseph. 2-for-1 well, beer and wine midnight–1am. 9pm. (SUN) Gay’s Papaya. Tea dance w/free hot dogs, frozen ’ritas and 2-for-1 Happy Hour till 9pm. 5pm (SUN) Sing Out Sister karaoke with Peppermint and TJ the DJ (pop). 9pm. (MON) Music videos with TJ the DJ. $5 martinis. 9pm. (TUE) Dallas DuBois' Love Lounge. Dating Game–type show with giveaways. 10pm. (WED) Humpday Karaoke w/Tina Burner. 10pm. (THU) Music videos with TJ the DJ. Chelsea Classics ticket stub earns a free drink. 9pm. WESTSIDE TAVERN 360 W 23rd St (Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-366-3738, westsidetavern.com— (FRI, 1ST/3RD) Snaxx by DJs Rich King and Gustavo. Muscle bears and daddy lovers in basement. 10pm; $5.

Clubs>>> CLUB 20 20 W 20th St (Fifth/Sixth Aves), 212-633-0934— (SUN) Male dancers w/champagne rooms and table-dancing. 2-for-1 Happy Hour 5pm–7pm. 5pm–1am; cover varies ELEVATE at 390 Eighth Ave (btwn 29th/30th Sts) 212 714-8149— Bi-level state-of-the-art lounge with crystal chandeliers and large dance floors. (FRI) TGIF w/Khary and Ray. $5 vodka drinks till 7pm. 6pm–10pm (FRI) Uncut Fridays with Louis “Loca” and hosts Yamil, Mickey, J-Sin and Alonso. DJs Lord G, Beyond, Paul Wonder and Veras. Latin go-gos, $1 drinks till 11pm. 10pm; free before midnight/$5 with invite/$10. (SAT) Crisis on Eighth Avenue. Daniel Nardicio, Michael T, Chris Ryan, Cynthia Powell, Rich King and rotating DJs 10pm; $10. (SUN) Danger Sundays. DJ Alex Tech (tribal, soul, funk) w/porn giveaways. $5 Absolut, domestic beers and $3 shots. 10pm; free. (MON) Papi. Latin night w/hosts Tyra Allure Ross and Laritza Dumont and DJs Nesto, MK, Beyond and Divo. 9pm; free before 11pm/$5.

(THU) Jungle NYC. Lady Pearl and Dex host

a party for men of color and their friends. 10pm; cover varies. (THU) Access Thursdays w/DJ Alex Tech

(tribal). 10pm–5am; free before 11pm/$10.

HIRO BALLROOM at The Maritime Hotel, 363 W 16th St (Ninth Ave), 212 2434300, themaritimehotel.com— (SUN) Cuckoo Club with Erich Conrad, Lincoln Palsgrov and DJ Honey Dijon. 10pm; free. THE PARK 118, Tenth Ave (17th/18th Sts), joshwoodproductions.com— (THU) Fox. Josh Wood and Jared Needle present DJ Sparber. 2-for-1 drinks till 11pm. 10pm; free. QUO 511 W 28th St (10th/11th Aves), 212-961-7507, fveventsny.com— (FRI) Rockit by Brandon Voss and Tony Fornabaio with DJs Keo Nozari and guest spinners. Open bar till 11pm. 10pm; free. REBEL 251 W 30th St (Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-695-2747, rebelnyc.com— (FRI) Freaky Fridays. Krash NYC presents

Laritza Dumont, $1 martinis till midnight, cage dancers. 10pm; free before mdnight.$10 before 1am/$15.

RUSH 579 Sixth Ave (16th/17th) 212741-4918, boiparty.com— Remember your sophomore year of college? This club formerly known as Heaven relives it nightly. (FRI) Keg Fridays w/DJ John Marto. $2 Bud draft. $10 w/invite;$15 (FRI, 1ST/3RD) Sugar Daddy w/Paul Short hosts butch homos upstairs at the twink haven.10pm; $3 (SAT) Drama. Dance night from Alan Picus, Steve Sidewalk and Charles Winters. 10pm; $15. 18+ SECRET 525 W 29th St (10th/11th Aves), 212-268-5580—Black and Latino hotties lounge on velvet banquettes at this far West Chelsea lounge. Fris–Sats only. (SAT) JC from The Heat presents DJ Ironbound (hip-hop, house) with Hype Man and MC TQ. Male and female dancers. $5 shots and drinks. 10pm; $5 before midnight/$10. SPLASH 50 W 17th St (Fifth/Sixth) 212-691-0073, splashbar.com— Both floors are still going strong at this legendary gay dancehall. 4pm–4am daily. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 4pm–9pm (FRI) The F Word. Michael Formika Jones and Mark Nelson present Amanda Lepore, Joey Israel, Cazwell and more. 10pm; $10 before midnight/$15 general admission. (SAT) Stud Search w/Kenny Dash. 8pm. John Blair Saturdays by John Blair and Beto Sutter. Circuit DJs on main floor, DJ John Marto (pop) in the lower lounge. Guest performers and go-gos. 10pm–6am; $15 w/ JB card til 1am/$20. (SUN) Bingo w/Ginger Snapt downstairs. $2 drafts. 5pm–8pm; free. Sunday School by Dougie Meyer with DJs Lady Bunny and Steve Sidewalk (pop). 8pm; free. (SUN, FIRST) Bawdville. Go-Go Harder, DJ Susan Levine and boylesque. Midnight; $5. (MON) Musical Mondays w/VJ John Bantay

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(showtunes and video) 7pm–midnight. $5. Curtain Call w/ Emily McNamara. Broadway guests perform. Midnight; $5. (TUE) Karaoke Idol w/Ginger Snapt. $400 cash prize. 7pm. Twink Tuesdays w/Dougie Meyer and DJ Steven Sidewalk. 10pm;$5 before 11pm/ $10 after. 18+ (WED) America’s Next Top Bottom @ 8pm. Ocean by Nathan W, Nathan S and Yamil X. DJs MK and Beyond (hip-hop, house). Gogos and performances. 10pm; $5 before 11pm/$10 general. (THU) Campus Thursdays by Alan Picus w/John Marto, Vito Fun and Steve Sidewalk (pop). 10pm; free before midnight with student ID/$5 without/$10 general admission.

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Bars>>> BOOTS & SADDLE 76 Christopher St (7th Ave/Bleecker), bootsnsaddle.com, 212633-1986— This old-school Christopher Street mainstay welcomes a casual crowd. Go-gos after 7pm. Noon–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) $3 beer, soda and well drinks noon–8pm daily. (FRI) Paradise Lost w/DJ Robert Maril. $5 top-shelf drink specials. 9pm. (SAT) Guest DJs. 9pm. (SUN) Karaoke with Victoria Chase at 8pm. (MON) Karaoke with Victoria Chase at 8pm.

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(TUE) Nicky & Aaron's Fagtastic Comedy

Show 8pm–9:30pm; Dallas DuBois peforms at 10:30pm. (WED) The Diva Challenge. 8:30pm (THU) Drag show

CHI CHIZ 135 Christopher St (Hudson/Greenwich), 212-462-0027— The brothers come to Chi-Chiz, where cheery African-American men await. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 5pm–9pm CUBBYHOLE 281 W 12th St (Fourth St), 212-243-9041, cubbyholebar.com— This low-frills nabe bar is equally popular with fags and dykes. Mon–Fri 4pm–2am and Sat–Sun 2pm–4am. (HAPPY HOUR) Half-price drinks 4pm– 7pm Mon–Sat THE DUPLEX 61 Christopher St (Seventh Ave), 212-255-5438, theduplex.com— Two-level piano bar trills with cute actors, cabaret gals and old-fashioned showtune queens. 4pm–4am. (HAPPY HOUR) $3 beers, $4 wines and wells 4pm–8pm Mon-Fri THE HANGAR 115 Christopher St (Hudson/Bleecker), 212-627-2044, myspace.com/hangarnyc— No-frills bar appealing to bearded blue-jean guys. Mon–Sats 3pm–4am, Sun 1pm–4am. No cover.

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(HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 3pm–9pm (FRI) DJ Anthony Vlantis. 2-for-1 drink specials from 2am–3am and go-gos at 11pm. 9pm; $5 drink minimum. (SAT) DJ David Scott. 1am performances. $3.50 vodka and $3 Bud/Bud Light till 9pm. 2-for-1 drinks 2am–3am. 9pm; $5 minimum. (SUN) DJ Destiny (R&B, house). $3.50 vodka drinks and $3 Bud/Bud Light beer blast all night. 6pm; $5 drink minimum. (TUE) Ivan and Dino with DJ Anthony Vlantis (R&B, classics) 2-for-1 drinks till 2am. 3pm-2am; $5 drink minimum.

HENRIETTA HUDSON 438 Hudson St (Morton), 212-924-3347, henriettahudson.com— Popular lesbian bar promises hot girls and hotter action. Mon–Fri 4pm–4am, Sat–Sun 2pm–4am. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pm-7pm Mon-Fri JULIUS 159 W 10th St (Waverly Pl), 212243-1928— Come for the friendly locals stay for the mouthwatering—and cheap— burgers at New York’s oldest gay bar— 1860s anyone! 11am–4am daily. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pm–9pm (THU) Julius w/DJ Damian Cote. 10pm. (THU, MONTHLY) Mattachine with P.J. DeBoy. DJs John Cameron Mitchell and Amber Martin (vintage, vinyl). 9pm. THE LGBT CENTER, 208 W 13th St (Seventh/Greenwich Aves), 212-620-7310,

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gaycenter.org— New York’s headquarters for all things gay, including meetings, clubs, mixers, talks and dances. (SAT, 2ND/4TH) Dance:208 by Joe Fiore. Guest DJs. 9pm–1am; $6 members/$10 general admission.

LIPS Two Bank St (Seventh Ave), 212-6757710, lipsnyc.com— Bingo, bachelorette parties and brunches with drag queens. Shows at 7pm nightly. Sun–Thu 5:30pm– 1pm, Fri–Sat 5:30pm–1:30am. Free. (FRI) Glitz and Glamour w/Ariel Sinclair. 7:30pm and 9:30pm. (FRI) The Dirty Show w/Ariel Sinclair. 11:30pm. (SAT) Glitz and Glamour w/Ariel Sinclair. 7:30pm and 9:30pm. (SAT) The Dirty Show w/Ariel Sinclair. 11:30pm. (SUN) Gospel Brunch w/Ginger Snap. Noon–4pm. (SUN) Big Fat Juicy Sunday Dinners w/ All Beef Patty. 7pm. (TUE) Drag Idol Karaoke with Peppermint. $1 shot specials. Open mic. 9pm. (WED) Bitchy Bingo with Yvonne Lamé and Ginger Snap. $500 top prize. 9:30pm. (THU) Dinner with the Divas with Jesse Volt. 7pm–11pm. MARIE’S CRISIS 59 Grove St (Seventh/Bleecker), 212-243-9323— Camaraderie and B’way sing-alongs abound in this

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historic piano bar. 4am–4pm daily. Free.

THE MONSTER 80 Grove St (Seventh Ave), manhattan-monster.com, 212-9243558— This old-school staple sparkles with loyal locals singing showtunes upstairs and drag shows, go-go boy antics and dancing down below. Mon–Fri 4pm–4am, Sat–Sun 2pm–4am. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pm–9pm Mon–Fri. (FRI) Burnin’ Up. DJ David Marc and guests. $8. (SAT) Shut the F**k Up and Dance. DJ David Marc, burlesque go-gos. $4.25 vodka breezes. 10pm–4am; $7. (SUN) Video tea dance w/DJ Steve Oliveri 5:30pm–10pm. Hot Music Dance Party w/Tony Cruz $4 Long Islands, Heineken, $3.25 Rolling Rock. 10pm; $5. (MON) Sabor Latino with Barbara Herr and DJ Tony Cruz, go-gos. Performance at 11pm. $4 Cuba Libres and Coronas.10pm; $6. (TUE) Turntable Tuesdays. DJ Michael Wilson spins golden-oldie gay dance hits. (WED) Wheel Of Foreskin w/Jesse Volt and DJ Steven Oliveri. Show at 11pm. $100 prize. $3 Bud, Ultra and Rolling Rock. 10pm; free. (THU) Growl w/DJ Cori Spano. Bear-friendly night. $3 Bud, Rolling Rock and Michelob Ultra, $4 Coronas and LI iced teas. 10pm; free. PIECES 8 Christopher St (Gay St/Greenwich Ave), piecesbar.com, 212-929-9291— NYU gays rally amid the streamers for live shows and karaoke. Tue–Sat 2pm–4am, Sun–Mon 2pm–2am. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2pm–8pm $2 domestics and wells, $3 imports Mon–Fri. (FRI) Red Carpet Friday with DJ Naughty. 10pm; free. (FRI, MONTHLY) Underwear party w/DJ Kevin B. Two free drinks with clothes check. (SAT, SUN, MON) Liquid Brunch. $4 Long Islands and $3 margaritas, kir royals, Bloody Marys and mimosas. 2pm–8pm. (SAT) Guest DJs. Theme parties. $1 shotboy shots. (SUN) Balls To The Wall Bingo with Vodka Stinger. 5pm. (MON, 3RD) Too Ugly For TV with Vodka Stinger and Talulah de Bayous. 10pm. (MON) B-Movie Monday. Popcorn and classic movies. 9pm. (TUE) Karaoke with Logan Hardcore and Matt. 8:30pm. (WED) Porno Bingo with Will Clark and porn-star guests. 8pm-10pm; $1 to play. (WED) Win, Loose or Draw with Vodka Stinger. $4 Martinis. 10:30pm; free. (WED) Pieces of Broadway. Vodka Stinger VJs Broadway showtunes. Midnight. (THU) Post Office. Gay dating mixer. $2 Miller Lite with college ID. 9pm. (THU) Sluts & The City. Dating game with Holly Kaust. Midnight. RF LOUNGE 531 W. Hudson St (@ Charles St), 917-262-0836, rflounge.com— Lesbian fave Rubyfruit is reborn as this cocktail lounge that still draws the ladies. Sun–Thu 4pm–2am; Fri, Sat 4pm–4am (HAPPY HOUR) 4pm–7pm daily. Halfprice cocktails and beer. (WED) Get Real. Boys’ night w/host Eddie R

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and rotating DJs, including Flotilla DeBarge. $5 well drinks all night. 9pm–2am

ROCKBAR 185 Christopher St (Weehawken/West Side H’way), rockbarnyc.com— Gymbar veterans have taken over the old Ramrod. Mon-Wed 4pm–2am; Thu, Fri 4pm–4am; Sat 1pm–4am; Sun 1pm–2am. Free (HAPPY HOUR) Mon-Fri 4pm-9pm; $2.50 well, $4 call, $2.50 domestics and $3 imports. (FRI) T.G.I.F. $5 Jim Beam all night. (SAT) Petting Zoo. DJs Ernie Cote and Corey TuT, live bands. 10pm. (SUN) Rockbear. Beer blast w/Joe Fiore, hot dogs, $3 Bud/Bud Light. (MON) Unplugged w/Dan Crowley. Live music, free pool, $3 PBR. (TUE) Pool tournament. $2 Bud/Bud Lite. 6pm. (WED) Hump Day. $5 Sauza tequila and rock shots. (THU, 4TH) Beareoke. $3 Corona and Jägermeister shots, $5 Svedka. 8pm. STONEWALL INN 53 Christopher St (btwn Seventh Ave/Waverly Pl) 212-4882705, thestonewallinnnyc.com— Owners may change, but the loyal locals will always remain at this landmark piano bar. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 2pm–8pm (FRI) Happy Hour Karaoke. Upstairs. 6pm–10pm. (FRI) Red Light District with guest DJs. Gogo dancers. 10pm–2am; free. (SAT, 3RD) New York Boys of Leather. Monthly fetish/leather party. 10pm. (nybol.org) (SUN) Invasion with guest Fire Island drag queens and DJ Susan Levine. Upstairs. 9pm–1am. (MON) Bitchy Bingo with Kenny Dash. 9pm (MON, 1ST) Tom Ragú Comedy Revue. Free (two-drink minimum). (WED) Stonewall Sensation. Amateur singers perform.10pm (THU) Karaoke w/Danielle 9pm–midnight. DJ Stacy midnight–close. TY’S 114 Christopher St (Hudson/Bleecker), 212-741-9641— Ye olde gay tavern teems with friendly and devoted patrons. Mon–Sun 2pm–4am. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) $3.50 well drinks, $2 off top shelf, $2 off beers, beers and 2-for-1 cocktails 4pm–8pm.

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Bars>>> ARROW BAR 85 Ave A (Sixth St), 212-673-1775, arrownyc.com— (SUN) Alphabet Sundays by Drew Zailen and Akash Abraham w/DJs JROC & 80H8 (pop, house). 2-for-1 drinks till 10pm; $5 vodka and $4 Draft Bud Light all night. Go-go dancers. B BAR 40 E Fourth St (Bowery) 212-475-2220, bbarandgrill.com—

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(TUE) Beige with guest DJs and fashionable crowd. 10pm; free.

B EAST 171 E Broadway (btwn Rutgers/Jefferson Sts) broadwayeast.com— (THU) Main Man. Ryan McGinley and Greg

K host hipster gayfest with hot indie beats. 11pm; free.

THE BOILER ROOM 86 E Fourth St (First/Second Aves), boilerroomnyc.com, 212-254-7536— Arty hipsters stew with their salt-and-pepper elders and dirt cheap drinks. 4pm–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 4-8pm 2-for-1 beers and well liquor. $3.50 house liquor and $2.50 PBR. 10pm–4am daily. THE BOX 189 Chrystie St, (Delancey/Rivington Sts), 212-982-9301, theboxnyc.com— (TUE) Guest DJs and performers. Gay night. 11pm; free. THE COCK 29 Second Ave (First/Second Sts), thecockbar.com— There is no dish spicier, skankier or sexier than this infamous E. Village bird. Viva le coq! 11pm–4am daily. (FRI) Black Cock. Mr. Black presents DJ Daryl Raymond and hosts Chicken Little, Black Eddie11pm-4am; $10. (SAT) Poppers with DJ Nashom. 11pm; cover varies. (SUN) Sperm with DJ Man Parrish. Go-gos. 10pm; $5 before midnight/$10 after. (SUN,1ST) Sperm vs. Rentman with DJ Man Parrish. 11pm; $5–$10 after. (TUE) Big Gulp w/DJ KindBuddy and Big Momma Thang. 11pm. (WED) Dirty Pop. DJ Drew, go-gos and drink specials. 11pm. (THU) Cockeyed w/DJ Scott Ewalt. 11pm; $5. DESIRE 45 W Eighth St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), 646-454-9950, desirebarny.com— (HAPPY HOUR) Half-price food and drink; free quesadilla w/drink. 3pm–9pm (THU) AfterEffect. Post-work party. $3 martinis, beer and wine from 5:30pm–7pm. 5:30pm–11pm; free. EASTERN BLOC 505 E Sixth St (A/B Aves), 212-777-2555, easternblocnyc.com— The Iron Curtain comes down in this bar, packed tighter than a sardine can with E-Vill boys. Strong drinks, kick-ass DJs and hot go-gos. 7pm–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drafts and wells, $2 Cosmos, Margaritas and Kamikazes (FRI) Bloc Party w/DJs Darren and Gabe. 10pm. (SAT) Blocaholic with DJs X and Y. 10pm. (SUN) Love Hangover with DJ Gant Johnson (disco, soul, garage). 9pm–2am. (MON) Big SexyLand w/ DJ Sherry Vine. Open bar 11pm–11:30pm. 10pm. (TUE) Spunknik w/DJ Ernie Cote and Bianca Del Rio. Best-body contest and free PBR from 10pm-11pm. 9pm (WED) Good Times with DJ Sparber. $4 Buds and Svedka. 9pm. (THU) Contact with DJ Bob Reyes. 10pm.

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ELEMENT 225 E Houston St (Essex St), 212-254-2200, elementny.com— (SAT) P3ligro. Latino party from Yamil X, Juan and Jose X. WithHarmoica Sunbeam and DJs Nita and Mix.10pm; free before midnight, $10 before 2am/$15. LUCKY CHENG’S 24 First Ave (First/Second Sts), 212-473-0516, planetluckychengs.com— Asian drag karaoke and dining. Shows nightly at 8:30pm Sun– Thu, 8pm and 10pm Fri–Sat. 3pm-4am daily. (FRI, 1ST/3RD) Clean with Cameron Dailey and DJs Deputy and Big Ragoo. $5 wells and $2 domestics. $3 before midnight/$5 general admission. (THU) Starshine Burlesque w/Little Brooklyn and Creamy Stevens. NOWHERE 322 E 14th St (First/Second Aves), 212-477-4744— A low-to-no-key East Village pub with a great jukebox and cheap drinks. 3pm–4am daily. (HAPPY HOUR) $3 wells, $2 domestic beers, $2 PBR. Mon–Thu 3pm–9pm, Fri and Sat 3pm–8pm. (FRI) We R The Handclaps w/DJ As If. New Wave, punk, nerdcore. 10pm. (FRI, MONTHLY) He’s A Rebel with DJs Go Karff and As If (vintage rock). 2-for-1 Happy Hour from 1:30am–3am. 10pm. (SAT) Numbers w/DJ Jeff Jackson. 10pm. (SAT, FOURTH) Double Headed Disco with DJs Pete Money, Disco Connie and Jeff Jackson (disco).10pm. (SUN, 1ST) Beetlejuice with DJ Chauncey D (’80s, ’90s). 10pm. (SUN, 2ND) DJ Damien. Free pizza and pool. 10pm. (SUN, 3RD) b-List with DJ Chaotiqueer and shows by Amber Martin and Ferro. 9pm. (SUN, 4TH) Homo Superior w/DJ Jonathan Warman (indie, rock, disco). $3 drafts, $2 beers and free pizza. 10pm; free. (MON) Macho Mondays. Tommy G and DJ Rico. Latin night. Go-go dancers. 10pm; $5 (TUE) Buddies with DJ Damian and guests. Bear Night. 10pm. (WED) Lush with DJs Big Ragoo and Steven Levan (pop, classics). 10pm. (WED, 1ST) Coinslot with DJ Chaotiqueer and Dandylion. 10pm. (WED, LAST) Freaks Read with guest writers. 8pm. (THU) Sound Bytes with DJs Aldo Hernandez and Damien. 10pm. PHOENIX 447 E 13th St (First/Ave A), 212-477-9979— Alterna-dudes, an indie jukebox and good drinks. Have you risen yet? 4pm–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 domestics and wells 4pm-8pm. (SUN, ALT) Sh*t Show w/Mona Mour. 8pm (MON) 2-for-1 wells. 10pm. (TUE) Bitchin’ Flow. DJ Go-Karff, guest spinners and half-priced drafts. 10pm. (WED, BI-MONTHLY) Summer Kamp. Garry N. Hannon hosts a comedy showcase. 8:30pm–10pm free. (FRI) Denim Shorts w/A Martini (rock, metal, punk, indie). Draft beers $3. 10pm. UC LOUNGE 87 Ludlow St (Broome/Delancey Sts), 212-677-1100, unclecharliesnyc.com— The Midtown piano bar Uncle

Charlie’s births an equally inviting downtown offspring. 4pm–4am. Free. (THU, 3RD) Dot. Host Black Eddie and DJ Nita (house) 11pm–4am; free.

open vodka bar till 11pm. 10pm; free.

URGE 33 Second Ave (Second St), 212-533-5757, theurgenyc.com— Gawk at the go-go gods with the rest of the masses at this no-attitude bar. 4pm–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 4pm– 10pm; $9 16oz mojitos and Long Island iced teas. (FRI) Same-Sex Scene with DJs Guto. Gogos. 10pm. (SAT) Saturday Urges DJ Guto. Go-gos. 10pm. (MON) Money Wheel w/Paulina and DJ David . $100 jackpot.10pm; free. (TUE) Meat Market with DJ Guto. Go-gos. 10pm; free. (WED) Ass Wednesdays. $100 hot-ass contest w/ Logan Hardcore. DJ Guto. Go-gos ; free. (THU) The Barracks with DJ Guto (80s). Gogos.11pm.

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WOODY’S 31 Second Ave (First/Second Sts), 212-777-0774— The gay strip of Second Avenue gets a new laid-back watering hole. 8pm–4am daily. No cover. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks and free pizza 4pm–9pm. (FRI) Go-Go 40 Fridays. Bartenders in underwear, $40 bar tab for pole-dancers. $5 sangria. (SAT) Family Function w/Ladyfag and rotating DJs. 10pm (SUN) Tea dance w/DJ Prince (retro). $4 mimosas, Bloody marys, Coors Light, wells. 8pm. (MON) Industry night. $5 martinis and $3 Coors. Free pool. (WED) Party Wednesdays. Rotating DJs w/freak show at 1am. $3 Coors light and shot specials. (THU) Ho Down Barn Dance. Sahara Davenport hosts w/DJ Brenda Black. 10pm.

Clubs>>> CAKE SHOP 152 Ludlow St (btwn Stanton/Rivington), 212-253-0036, cakeshop.com— (SAT, 1ST) QxBxRx with DJs Sir Loins, GoKarff and A.Martini. Guest DJs and queer bands perform. Go-go dancers. $5 before 11pm/$8 general admission. (myspace.com/qxbxrx) PYRAMID 101 Ave A (Sixth/Seventh), 212-228-4888— (FRI) 1984 with DJ Chip Duckett (’80s). 10pm; $8.

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Clubs>>> GREENHOUSE 150 Varick St (Vandam St), greenhouseusa.com, 212-7194479— (SUN) Vandam by Susanne Bartsch and Kenny Kenny with Chuck Attix, Desi Monter and Ladyfag. Guest DJs, performers and

HELL’S KITCHEN

9TH AVE SALOON 656 Ninth Ave (45th/46th Sts) 212-307-1503— Hell’s Kitchen’s long-running gay dive. 11am–4am daily. (WED) Karaoke 10pm–1am BULL MOOSE BAR & LOUNGE 354 W 44th St (Ninth Aves), 212-956-5625, bullmoosenyc.com— The newest arrival in Hell’s Kitchen’s gay mecca welcomes dancing queens and sports buffs alike. 5pm–4am daily. (HAPPY HOUR) $4 house beers. 7pm–8pm. BAMBOO 52 344 W 52nd St (Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-315-2777, bamboo52nyc.com— Broadway divas and buff business boys enjoy fresh sushi and sexedup cocktails. Noon–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) Drink specials noon– 9pm, sushi specials midnight–2am. (FRI) DJ Statle. 6pm (SAT) Super Lounge Saturday w/DJ Ogilvie. 7pm. (MON) Monday Movie Night. $25 Saki sampling till 2am. 10pm. (TUE) Ladie’s Night with DJ Ogilvie. 2-for-1 drinks for females. 6pm. (WED) DJ Claymation (vintage and contemporary dance music). 6pm. (THU) Lounge Thursdays with DJ Claymation. 6pm. BARRAGE 401 W 47th St (Ninth/10th Aves), 212-586-9390— Drawn by the latenight happy hour, sexy locals and midtown tourists make the rounds. 5pm–4am daily. (HAPPY HOUR) 5pm–8pm & 11pm–midnight, $2 off drinks. (FRI) SpeciMen with DJ David Scott. 9pm. (SAT) DJ David Serrano (pop, dance, electro). 9pm. (SUN) Bichin’ Beer Blast w/$2 drafts. 9pm. (MON) 1999. $3 Cosmos and frozen Cosmos. 5pm-close. (WED) Rocket with DJ Dru (rock). 9pm. (THU) Pop with DJ Smokey. 9pm. BAR-TINI ULTRA LOUNGE 642 Tenth Ave (btwn 45th/46th Sts), 917-3882897— The far west side of Hell’s Kitchen gets its own gay watering hole with this chichi martini lounge. 4pm–4am daily. Free (HAPPY HOUR) Half-priced drinks 4pm–8pm. (FRI) Flirt Fridays w/DJ Steven Paul. 10pm (SAT) Squirt. DJ Danni Echi. 10pm (SUN) Rotating shows. $5 drink specials. 10pm. (MON) Paige Turner Show. Drag show w/special guests, $5 drink specials and DJ TK .10:30pm. (TUE) Tune In Tuesdays w/host Emily McNamara, guest singers and DJ Ted Arenas. 10:30pm (WED) Showtune Wednesdays. DJ Tony Built spins. 9pm (THU) The Shequida Show. Drag show

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HIGH BAR 790 Eighth Ave (48/49th Sts), 212-956-1300, highbarnyc.com— (SUN) Summer Camp. Rooftop tea party from Michael Cohen and Kevin Wiltz w/DJ Marshal and hosts Mark Holcomb and Cameron Moir 1pm–8pm; free. POSH 405 W 51st St (Ninth Ave), 212957-2222, poshbarnyc.com— Popular neighborhood hang keeps it simple with cheap booze, smoking patio, friendly staff and cute boys. 4pm–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) Half-price drinks 4pm– 8pm daily (FRI) TGI Fridays w/DJ Charles taking requests. 9pm. (SAT) Slammin’ Saturdays with DJ Claymation. 9pm. (SUN) Tea Dance Remix with DJ Scotty Rox at 4pm. Midnight Pizza Party with Mimi Imfurst, free pizza and guests. 11:30pm; free. (MON) Bing-Ho Bingo w/Ginger Snap and DJ Claymation. $3 draft-beer blast. 9pm. (TUE) Rock Star Karaoke w/live band backup and $5 well martinis. DJ Stacy. 10:30pm–12:30am. (THU) Almost There Thursdays. DJ Scotty Rox. $3 Coronas. 9pm. THE RITZ 369 W 46th St (Ninth Ave), 212-333-4177— Hell’s Kitchen ’mos put on the ritz seven days a week with three floors of sleek nautical-inspired lounge action. 4pm–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) Half-priced drinks 4pm– 8pm. (FRI) Flex by Chris Ryan with host Ryan Christian and DJ Xavier (dance, pop). 10pm. (SAT) DJs JonJon Battles and Xavier w/host Ericka Toure Aviance. 10pm. (SUN) Confession. Dallas DuBois w/DJ Robert Maril. 3pm–9pm. (MON) Bianca del Rio and DJ Xavier. 10pm. (TUE) The Blonde Leading the Blonde. Sherry Vine and Epiphany perform. 10pm (WED) Rewind by Chris Ryan. $4 Sex On the Beach and vodka cranberry. Shaka-Convict and DJ Vito Fun (’80s, ’90s). 10pm. (WED) Video lounge. music videos and pop tracks from DJ Giovanni, upstairs.10pm. THERAPY 348 W 52nd St (Eighth/Ninth), 212-397-1700, therapy-nyc.com— Take two designer levels of young midtown professionals and call them in the morning. 5pm–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 5pm-8pm, 2-for-1 wells and drafts. (FRI) Fraternize w/DJ David Serrano. $7 vodka and Red Bull. 9pm, free. (SAT) Body Shot. DJ James Palmer. Drink specials. 9pm. (SUN) Electroshock Therapy Comedy Hour with Brad Loekle. $6 cosmos. 10pm. (MON) Psycho Babble. Eve Starr and Mimi Furst drag show w/DJ Scott Jones. 11pm; free. (TUE) Broadway Sessions with Ben D, Will Van Dyke and guests. Musicals variety show. DJ Aaron Elvis. $7 Absolut cocktails. 11pm. (WED) Cattle Call $150 talent contest with Peppermint. $6 Stoli. 11pm. (THU) Hype with DJ David Scott. $3 draft beers. 8pm.

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VLADA 331 W 51st St (Eighth/ Ninth), 212-974-8030, vladabar.com— Two floors of sleek sophistication and New York’s only ice bar. 4pm–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pm–8pm Mon–Fri, halfpriced drinks. 1am–2am discounts and drink specials. (FRI) [Gay] Comedy Show. Jacob Pring hosts in the upstairs lounge. 8pm–10pm. (FRI) Vicious w/DJ Pony and Logan Slaughter. $6 cocktails. 10pm. (SAT) Vice w/Chris Ryan and DJ Kindbud. Go-go boys, $7 cocktails. 15-minute open bar at 11pm and 2am. 10pm. (SAT, MONTHLY) Code. Party for uniform, leather and fetish-gear lovers. Open bar till 10pm. 9pm–3am; cover varies. (SUN) Jazz Sundays w/soul-food menu. 6pm–10pm. (THU) The Bianca Del Rio Show and DJ Steven Paul. $6 cocktails. 10pm (THU) Poz. Part for HIV+ and friends upstairs. $6 infused-vodka drinks. 8pm–midnight.

Clubs>>> AMALIA 204 W 55th St (btwn Seventh Ave/Broadway), 212–245–1234, amalianyc.com— (FRI) Rockit by Brandon Voss and Tony Fornabaio with DJs Keo Nozari and guest spinners. Open bar till 11pm. 10pm; free. (Final night is June 18) ESCUELITA 301 W 39th St (Eighth Ave), 212-631-0558, enyclub.com— Papis show their oro at this legendary Latino hang. (FRI) Secret with DJs Mary Mac and Oscar Perez, go-gos. Angel Sheridan performs at 2:30am. 10pm; $1 drinks till 11pm. 10pm; cover varies. (SAT) Discotekka w/DJs Ray Lorenzo (hiphop, salsa, merengue), Dynasty, Oscar Perez and Mary Mac. Angel Sheridan performs at 2am. 2-for-1 drink specials. 10pm; cover varies. (SUN) Tea Dance w/Harmonica Sunbeam and Sugga Pie Koko. Performance at 9:30pm. $1 drinks till 9pm. 8pm–midnight; cover varies. (SUN) Diva Search w/Princess Janae and DJ Relentless. 1am–4am; cover varies. (TUE) Amateur strip contest w/Tommy G. $5 wells, LI iced teas and beer. 10pm; free.18+ (THU) Boys 2 Men. DJ Unknown and Beyond (hip-hop, reggaeton). Go-go dancers. $1 drinks till 11pm. 10pm; free. 18+ HUDSON TERRACE 621 West 46th Street (11th Ave/West Side Hwy), 212-3159400, joshwoodproductions.com— (SUN) Rooftop. Josh Wood brings back his popular oudoor dance party. 6pm–midnight; free. PROVIDENCE 311 W 57th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-307-0062,providencency.com— (SAT) Club 57 by Brandon Voss and Tony Fornabaio. Dance party w/DJs Keo Nozari, Lina and guests. Open bar till 11pm. 10pm; $10 before midnight/$15.

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(SUN) Live. Live music and half-price cock-

tails. 8pm (MON) Sherrylicious. Sherry Vine sings

Bars>>> EVOLVE 221 E 58th St (Second/Third Aves), 212-355-3395, evolvebarandloungenyc.com— This Midtown homo haunt has evolved into a sophisticated lounge destination. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) $5 well and, beers, $6 wines, $7 margaritas and cosmos. Sun–Wed 4pm–8pm, Thu 4pm–midnight, Fri and Sat 4pm–10pm. (FRI) The Dallas DuBois Show w/DJ Paul Leasure and Dallas Dubois. Pop and Broadway classics. 11pm. (SAT) Go-Go Dancers Galore w/DJ Paul Leasure. 11pm. (SUN) Sleazebag Sundays w/DJ Paul Leasure. 10pm. (MON) Meet a Man Monday. Sigles event (WED) Drink and Think Trivia. Get the answer right and win a shot. Hosted by Patrick. 10:30pm. (THU) Shopgirl Thursdays. Beauty and retail industry night w/happy hour till midnight. 8pm. THE TOWNHOUSE 236 E 58th St (Second/Third Aves), 212-754-4649, townhouseny.com— Old and new love mingle as Cole Porter plays at this gentlemanly club. Piano music starts at 6pm everyday. Dress code enforced (no jeans or sneakers). 4pm– 4am daily. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pm–8pm daily, $1 off drinks. (TUE) Townhouse Has Talent. $500 prize talent competition. 9pm; free. UNCLE CHARLIE’S 139 E 45th St (Third/Lexington Aves), 212-661-9097, unclecharliesnyc.com— This inviting piano bar attracts songbirds young and old with an open mic every day from 9pm, Open Mon–Sat 4pm–4am, Sat 3pm–4am. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 well cocktails; 4pm-8pm weekdays (FRI) Franca at 6pm, Michael Thomas Murray at 10pm. (SAT) William Hall on piano. 9pm (SUN) William Wade on piano, $5 margaritas; 9pm (MON) Michael Thomas Murray on piano, $3 draft; 9pm (TUE) Karaoke Madness. Karaoke, Wii sports, pizza & 2-4-1 drinks, 10pm (WED) Yaz on piano, $5 martinis. 9pm (THU) William Hall on piano, $7 Cosmos and Apple-tinis. 9pm. VIG 27 119 E 27th St (Park/Lexington Aves, 212-686-5500, vig27.com— Murray Hill’s first gay watering hole makes a rainbow connection. Free Mon–Wed 5pm-2am; Thu, Fri 5pm–4am; Sat 6pm–4am; Sun 5pm–2am. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pm–8pm daily, $7 Absolut cocktails and $6 well and wine; $4 Vig 27 Ale. (FRI) Meat. DJs Brenda Black and Mel. Allnight Happy Hour (SAT) Saturn Saturdays. DJ Peter Pony. $6 Skyy drinks and late-night Skyy open bar.

Broadway and torch tunes. $6 Voli vodka drinks.9pm; free. (TUE) Paige Turner’s Playhouse. $6 Bacardi mojitos. 9pm (WED) Wine’d Down Bingo. Barefoot Wine specials. VJ Chris Mixx (THU) Margarita Madness w/DJ David Serranno. Spcialty margaritas $6. (THU) Meaner, Harder, Leather. Go-Go Harder, Misty Meaner and Stormy Leather host burlesque and drag. 11pm; free.

Clubs>>> THE WEB 40 E 58th St (Park/Madison), 212-308-1546, thewebnewyork.com— This niche club draws Gaysians and their admirers. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 4pm–9pm Mon–Fri. (FRI) Funk Fridays. DJs Carlos and Rocky (dance, hip–hop) and go-gos. 9pm; free before 10pm/$8 before 11pm/$10. 18+ (SAT) Twink Saturdays. Karaoke w/Web Idol winner Hanz and DJ Carlos. 2-for-1 drinks from 8pm–9pm and $5 well from 9pm–midnight. Free before 10pm; $5.18+ (SUN) $4 beers. Go-gos. 8pm; free. (MON) Boxers or Briefs w/DJ Billy. Go-gos. 2-for-1 from 4pm–9pm. $4 Rolling Rocks. 9pm; free. (TUE) Twinky Tuesday. Go-gos, $4 Rolling Rock. 8pm. (WED) Gays Gone WIld. Go-gos. $4 Rolling Rck. 9pm; free. (THU) Show & Tell Thursday. Check your pants and get half-priced drinks. 9pm; free.

UPPER EAST SIDE

Bars>>> BRANDY’S PIANO BAR 235 E 84th St (Second/Third Aves), 212-744-4949, brandyspianobarnyc.com— A simple piano bar with friendly staff and live music every night at 9:30pm. 4pm–4am daily. TOOL BOX 1742 Second Ave (90th/91st Sts), 212-348-1288, thetoolboxnyc.com— Video killed the radio star at this UES video bar where handy men still revel in a cruisey victory parade. 8pm-4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 8pm-10pm daily, $2 off (MON) $4 margarita, L.I. iced teas and apple martinis (TUE) $4 Bud, Bud Light and Rolling Rock (WED) $4 wells (THU) $1 kamikaze shots, $2 Red Devil shots (FRI) $1 kamikaze shots, $2 Red Devil shots (SAT) $1 kamikaze shots, $2 Red Devil shots (SUN) Bingo

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CANDLE BAR 309 Amsterdam Ave (74th/75th), 212-874-9155â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The legend ignited long ago at this nabe haunt. Free. 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am Mon-Fri, 3pm-4am Sat and Sun. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm Monâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Fri and Satâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sun 3pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm, $1 off beers and varied drink specials (SUN) Free pizza and Mojito mixers. (MON) $4 Bud/Bud lights. (TUE) $6 margaritas. (WED) $5 vodka wells. (THU) $6 Bacardi drinks. SUITE 992 Amsterdam Ave (109th), 212-222-4600, suitenyc.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; This cozy bar percolates with â&#x20AC;&#x2122;tude-free Columbia boys. 5pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 5pm-8pm everyday

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718-832-1599â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A year-round garden patio, friendly crowd and rockinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; jukebox make this a popular spot for Brooklyn boys. Monâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Fri 6pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am, Satâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sun 2pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am. or  to Ninth St and Fourth Ave (HAPPY HOUR) $2 Yuenglings and $1 off cocktails. Monâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Fri 6pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;8pm; Sat, Sun 2pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;7pm.

GALAPAGOS ART SPACE 16 Main St (Water St), Dumbo, 718â&#x20AC;&#x201C;222â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8500, galapagosartspace.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; (THU, MONTHLY) Gumbo with Ben Harvey and rotating DJs. 2-for-1 drink specials till 9pm. 8pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;1am; free. to York St GINGERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PUB 363 Fifth Ave (Fifth/Sixth), Park Slope, 718-788-0924â&#x20AC;&#x201D; THis neighborhood girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bar keeps it low key with pool table, jukebox and back deck. Monâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Fri 5pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am, Satâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sun 2pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am. or  to Ninth St and Fourth Ave (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 beers and well drinks 5pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;8pm.

Bars>>> NO PARKING 4168 Broadway (176th/177th), 212-923-8700â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Waaay uptown â&#x20AC;&#x2122;mos cruise at this chic lounge. Sunâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Thu 5pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;3am and Frisâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sats 5pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 6pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10pm (FRI) Deep Throat w/DJ Jav Teran. $6 Svedka. (SAT) Sexy Time w/DJ Nesto. $6 Jack and Coke. 10pm. (SUN) Kickback Sundayze. Open vodka bar 10pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;11pm. (TUE) Wii Nite. Free pizza and game-play all night. $4 cuba libres (WED) $5 melon-tinis. Free Bud Light Lime with every shot (THU) 2-for-1 drinks all night

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Bars>>> MI GENTE CAFE 1306 Unionport Rd (Westchester), 718-822-9274, migentecafe.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; 6 to Castle Hill Ave (TUE) Tipsy Tuesdays. DJs Manny Styles and Dynasty (R&B, house, Latin) w/Lady Jasmin and go-go boys and girls. All drinks $5 till midnight. 10pm; free. 18+ SKYLINE CAFĂ&#x2030; 3845 206th St (10th Ave), Bronx, 212-304-0068â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (TUE) Fabuloso Airways. Polaris Bomb and

DJ JeNRG. Latin party w/goâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;gos. 10pm; free before 11pm/$5.

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Bars>>> EXCELSIOR 390 Fifth Ave (Sixth/Seventh), Park Slope, excelsiorbrooklyn.com,

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CLUB LANGSTON 1073 Atlantic Ave (Franklin/Classon Aves), Bedford-Stuyvesant, 718-622-5183, clublangston.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Longstanding neighborhood gay pub serving drinks and drag.  to Classon Ave. METROPOLITAN 559 Lorimer St (Metropolitan/Devoe), Williamsburg, 718599-4444, myspace.com/metropolitan11211â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Alty music lovers and hip smokers argue on the patio over who loves this bar more. 3pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am daily. Free. or  to Metropolitan Aveâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Lorimer St (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 domestic beers and well drinks. 3pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;8pm (FRI, 1ST) Divine Decadence. DJs Dario Speedwagon and Michael (rock, pop). 10pm (SAT) Craft Magic. Hank Star and Steven Mac oversee craft projects. 2-for-1 drinks. 3pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;10pm (SAT, ALT) Gag w/DJ Cameron and DJ Zack. (SUN) BBQ 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;8pm. Service Industry Sundays. DJ Amber Valentine (pop, electro). Hot tamales, $2 Bud and Bud Lite. 10pm (MON) Club Action. DJs Justin and Daniel (crunk, hip-hop), w/2-for-1 drinks. $1 PBR from 10pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;close. 7pm. (TUE) Queeraoke. Karaoke w/$3 well drinks. 10pm (TUE, 1ST/3RD) SRSLY LOL. H. Alan Scott and Bryan Wilson host comics @ 9pm; Queeroke @ 10pm (WED) Girls! Girls! Girls! Jen Urban and Veronica w/guest DJs. $2 PBRs. 10pm STARLITE LOUNGE 1086 Bergen St (Nostrand) 718-771-3340, starlitelounge.piczo.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; New York Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldest black-owned gay bar. 2pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;2am daily. A to Nostrand Ave (HAPPY HOUR) 2pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm daily SOUTH BROOKLYN PIZZA 451 Court St (@ Fourth Pl), Carroll Gardens, 718-852-6018â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (MON) Fondle. Evan Siegel presents $5 martinis and $4 draft Peroni, go-gos and pop

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SUGARLAND 221 N Ninth St (Driggs/Roebling), 718-599-4044, myspace.com/sugarlandbklynâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; On a desolate Wâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;burg avenue, this hip bar dazzles with awesome performances and dirty dancing. to Bedford Ave (FRI) Dance Sugar! with DJ Emjay , go-gos and $1 shots. 10pm; $5.. (FRI, 3RD) Hey Queen. $5 (SAT) Say Say Cray Cray w/ Dj Emjay (pop), go-gos and 2-for-1 well drinks before 11pm. 10pm; $5 (SUN) Dirty House Powder Party w/DJ Emjay (house) and hosts Ms. Kim and Pauly Paul. 2-for-1 well drinks. 10pm; free. (SUN, 2ND) Gimme a Drag. Amatuer night. (SUN, 4TH) $treet $mart. Art show and performances.performances. (MON) Karaoke with Dj Dan Paul and bartender Bryan Black. $3 wells. 10pm; free (TUE) Cream of Sugarland. Open-mic night w/Ms. Kim and featured performers. 2-for-1 draft beers. 10pm; free. (WED) Cherry Pop. Underwear party w/Lady Blue and DJ Pop Daddy. $2 PBR. Free (WED, 2ND/4TH) Mmm. DJs Bryan Black and Larry Sparkman. $3 well all night (THU) Girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Night. $6 beers and shots specials. 10pm; free.

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Bars>>> ALBATROSS 36-19 24th Ave (37th St), Astoria, 718-204-9045, albatrossbar.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Weekly drink specials and entertainment keeps this a popular spot with the locals. 5pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sun. Free. N to Astoria Blvd (HAPPY HOUR) Sun, Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Thu 6pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm (FRI) Karaoke w/Vanessa ValtrĂŠ. $2 hourly shot specials, $7 pints all night. 11:30pm. (SAT) Sensual Saturdays w/Vanessa ValtrĂŠ and Cyntia Alvarez. DJ Frisky Joe spins. $1 shots and $7 pint-glass drinks. (SUN) Movie night w/Marcos. all-night happy Hour. 9pm. (TUE) Porno bingo. $7 pints and $3 shots. (WED) Karaoke w/Alvarez Pagano. $6 pints (THU) Game night. Scrabble, Pictionary, etc. BUM BUM BAR 63-14 Roosevelt Ave (63rd/64th), Woodside, Queens, 718-6514145â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Queer Latino speakeasy with a fiery dance floor. Fri and Sat only. 7 to 61st St FRIENDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TAVERN 78-11 Roosevelt Ave (78th/79th), Jackson Heights, 718-3977256â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Cramped cruising grounds with a hot Latin jukebox and hotter bartenders. Weekly summertime BBQ on back patio. 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am daily. 7 to 82nd St (HAPPY HOUR) Half-priced wells and domestic beers 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm, Sunâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Fri (FRI) Latin Fridays with DJ Yayo. 10pm; free. (SAT) Hot Saturdays with guest DJs (Rumba). 10pm; free. (SUN) Sabroso Sunday. 10pm; free.

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(MON) Undercover Lover. $2 shots. Free. (TUE) Tequila Tuesdays. Free tequila shot

with purchase of Bud Light Lime. (WED) Recession Wednesdays. Anisha Won-

dervil w/with DJ Yayo. $3 drinks. Performance 12:30am. 10pm; free. (THU) Crazy Thursdays with Alejandro and

Geo. Free.

LOS RECUERDOS BAR 79-15 Roosevelt Ave, Jackson Heights (80th/79th Sts), 718-672-7505â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Laid-back gay hang with Latin crowd. 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am. Free. 7 to 82nd Stâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Jackson Hts (FRI) Sanctuary with Laritza Dumont and DJ Z. $3 vodka cocktails till midnight. $5 Long Island iced teas. 10pm. (SAT) Sabor Latino. Latin night. $2 tequila shots. $5 Long Island iced teas. 10pm. (SUN) Caution w/Princess Janae and DJ Rico. $3 beers and $5 cocktails. Midnight. (MON) Mojito Mondays with DJ Rico. $5 Mojitos. 10pm. (TUE) Singles Night with $2 drinks. (WED) Notorious with Flotilla De Barge. Giveaways. 11pm. (THU) DJ Richard $3 drinks all night. 4pm. LUCHOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S 38-19 69th St (Woodside), 718-424-9181â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Latin bar with weekly gay night. E, ,   or 7 to Roosevelt Ave/Jackson Hts (WED) Wild Wednesdays with Miss Cherry Pie. $2 drinks till midnight. $3 Long Island iced tea. Go-go dancers at midnight. Strip contest at 1:30am. 10pm; free. MIX CAFE AND LOUNGE 40-17 30th Avenue (41st St), Astoria, 347-6424840â&#x20AC;&#x201D;A full restaurant by day, Astoriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest queer cocktail lounge blends Eastern touches with South American flavors at night. N, W to 30th Ave (HAPPY HOUR) Daily 6pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm. (SUN) Sunday Brunch. Live improv w/Sunday Morning Mimosa. 9pm; free. (THU) Bingo w/Sunday Morning Mimosa. 9pm; free THE MUSIC BOX 40-08 74th St (@ Broadway), Elmhurst, 718-424-8312â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A neighborhood Latin bar great for finding fun and new friends. No cover. E to Roosevelt Aveâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Jackson Heights (HAPPY HOUR) 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm (FRI) Sextion Fridays w/Barbara Herr. $4 Bloody Marys and Mojitos. 9pm Mirkala Crystal at midnight, DJ Rafael at 2am. (SAT) La Noche de Locura. DJ Rafael. 2am floor show. (SUN) Picositos Sundays. Show at 8:30pm, midnight and 2am. DJ Jorge. (MON) Sport Rock Mondays. Pool tournaments. DJ Juarez (rock, alternative), Six beers for $25, free shot specials. (TUE) Super Amigas. DJ Rafael, drag show at 1:30am. (WED) Hello Wednesdays. All-night Happy Hour w/$3well drinks and beer. DJ Freddy. (THU) Que Chimba Los Jueves. Guest DJs, $3 Aguardiente shots. Floor shows at midnight and 2am, and Corta Venas at 3:30am.

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Clubs>>> CLUB ATLANTIS 76-19 Roosevelt Ave (77th), Jackson Heights, clubatlantisnyc.com, 718-457-3939 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Upscale mega Latin club packed with Queensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; hottest queens. Open 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am. 7, E, , or  to 74th Stâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Roosevelt Ave. (HAPPY HOUR) Daily 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm (FRI) Planet Macho. DJs and male dancers. Drag show at 2am (SAT) Rumba Latina Total with DJs Israel (house) and Eddie Cruz. Go-go boys. 11pm; Free before midnight/$12 general admission. (SUN) Drag show at 2am. (MON) Tex-Mex party with DJs Freddy and Rafael. (TUE) Thirsty Tuesdays. $3 drinks, pool tournament, movie screenings w/free popcorn and soda. DJ Rafael. 4pm; free. (WED) Wicked Wednesdays w/DJ Juarez. $5 Mojitos and L.I. iced teas. 10pm; free. (THU) Strip-tini Thursdays with $5 Martinis. Strippers. DJ Rafael. 9pm; $5.

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Bars>>> THE CAGE, 32 Newark St (River St), Hoboken, NJ, thecagehoboken.com, 201216-1766, thecagehoboken.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; A few blocks from the Path and the hot yuppies that walk down Washington Ave. Sunâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Thu 5pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;2am, Friâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sat 5pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;3am. Free. ath to Hoboken (HAPPY HOUR) $2 wells and domestics, $4 Martinis & Cosmos 5pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm. (FRI) Karaoke 5pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;10pm. DJ Eddie Love,go-go dancers. 10pm. free. (SAT) Picante. Latin night w/DJ Frank Lamboy. Go-gos.10pm; free. (SUN) Dog House w/DJ Jonny Mack and host JJ Mack. 9pm; free (MON) Karaoke. 9pm; free. (TUE) Take it Off with Harmonica Sunbeam. Amateur strip contest. 9pm; free. (WED) Ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Night w/Shoshanna and DJ Skittlez. 9pm. (THU) Drag is Back w/DJ Joey de la Casa. STAR BAR 34 Wayne St (Grove St), Jersey City, 201-367-1222, gostarbar.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Friendly Jersey City bar quenches gay thirsts with stiff drinks and nightly entertainment. ath to Grove St (HAPPY HOUR) $3 Domestics & Well Drinks! 5pm-8pm (SUN) Bruiser. Bear night w/guest DJs. Free popcorn, trivia, Wii. $2 domestic beers. 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm; free. (TUE) Craft Beer Night. (WED) Glee viewing party. Free popcorn, $4 Magic Hat and $3 Jim Beam shots. 9pm; free.

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The Pines>>> BLUE WHALE Harbor Walk, 631-5976131, thepinesfireisland.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Resturant by day gives way to popular tea dances nightly at dusk. (LOW TEA) 5pm Friâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sun (SAT) Guest DJs and performers. 11pm (SUN) Showtune Sundays with VJ Tony L. 10pm. THE PAVILION Fire Island Blvd, 631597-6500, thepinesfireisland.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; The The Pines Resortâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brand new warehouse-like dance space ho guest DJs every weekend for high-energy circuit parties. Free. (MIDDLE TEA) Sat and Sun at 10pm. (FRI) Homo Comicus. Gay standup 10pm (FRI) Flash Me Friday underwear Party by Ginch Gonch with guest DJs. Underwear party. Midnight. (SUN) Soaked pool party w/DJ Max Rodriguez. 1pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;5pm SIP â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; TWIRL 36 Fire Island Blvd, 631597-3599, sipntwirl.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; The popular second floor bar and dance club packs the homos in for house music, dancing and plenty of dimly-lit summer cruising. Free pool.6pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 2amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am (THU) DJs Guy Smith (â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;80s) or Susan Levine (house). 11pm (FRI, SAT, SUN) TwirlLina with DJ Lina. $6 Planters unch. 7pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;10pm (FRI, SAT, SUN) Guest DJs. 11pm VIEW DECK Fire Island Blvd, 631-5976500, thepinesfireisland.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Newly built lounge is a chic and modern Pines hangout. Free. (HIGH TEA) 7pm Monâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sun

Cherry Grove>>> CHERRY'S ON THE BAY 158 Bayview Wk, 631-597-7859, cherrysonthebay.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Popular Grove gathering place features simple food from its Cherry Lane CafĂŠ while offering great views of the bay sunet on the second-floor deck. ICE PALACE Bayview Walk, 631-5976600, grovehotel.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Drag shows, New York DJs and the famous Miss Fire Island Contest all make their home on the largest dance floor in The Grove. (FRI) Daniel Nardicio Underwear Party. 11pm; $5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$10. (MON) Burgers and Bingo with Ariel Sinclair. 5pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;7pm; free. (MON) Shequida performs. 11pm; free. (TUE) Sherry Vine performs. DJ Chuck. 10pm; free. (WED) Chinese Buffet. 6pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;7pm; $5. (THU) Ariel Sinclairâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kamikaze Kabaret. 10pm; free. (THU, FRI, SAT) Porche Live. 9pm ISLAND BREEZE Dock Walk, 631-5976570â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Restaurant and bar with picturesque views of the Grove harbor. Nightly specials. SUNSETS ON THE BAY 83 Bayview Walk, 631-597-9663â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Drag queens, go-go boys and foam parties bring-out gay and lesbian antics in both the bar and garden patio.

The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity

THIS ONE GIRL’S STORY PHOTO: GUSTAVO MONROY; CHAD DEITY PHOTO: JOAN MARCUS

This One Girl’s Story

CURTAIN UP THE ELBORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY THE BURNT PART BOYS THIS ONE GIRL’S STORY BOOM!

shaping and streamlining to bring out more grit and reality that’s clearly waiting to be uncovered. Town Hall got off to a spectacular summer on June 4 with Boom!, starring the phenomenally talented sisters Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway. Featuring songs from the Baby-Boomer youth era of the 1960s, the Callaways, directed by Dan Foster, were in amazing voice as they breezed through songs made famous by The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder and many more. N

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BY DAVID HURST recent finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Kristoffer Diaz’s The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity should have won the award instead of Next to Normal. A brilliantly conceived exposé of America that examines class, race, economics and greed through the prism of professional wrestling, Deity is a metaphorical work that’s as brilliantly entertaining as it is ferociously condemning. Who would have guessed so much of the American soul and psyche could be seen in the day-to-day fakery that is professional wrestling? But Diaz did and, with the help of a superb cast that includes standout performances from Desmin Borges, Usman Ally and Terrence Archie, he exposes it for us all to see in its unashamed, malevolent decadence. How fabulously American of him. A co-production of Playwrights Horizons and The Vineyard Theater, The Burnt Part Boys was a disappointing new musical that failed to catch fire and closed last weekend. With a repetitive, bluegrass-folk–inspired score by Chris Miller (music) and Nathan Tysen (lyrics) and a meandering book by Mariana Elder, director Joe Calarco did his best to keep the story of brothers in 1962 West Virginia coal-country moving, but to no avail. By turns sluggish and nonsensical, The Burnt Part Boys made me feel like I was the one trapped in a mine. Gayfest NYC 2010 ended its fourth-annual festival with a new musical by Dionne McClain-Freeney (music and lyrics) and Bil Wright (book) that was directed and choreographed by the talented Devanand Janki. Inspired by the proud life of Sakia Gunn, This One Girl’s Story boasts the extraordinary storyline of a group of African-American and Latina lesbians from Newark who face the aftermath of violence when one of them is killed. Just from the rarity of its characters and plot alone, This One Girl’s Story deserves to be nurtured and supported. Fortunately, much of the pop-, jazz- and gospel-infused score is tuneful and much of the cast were quite good, even though the book needs

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The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity plays through June 20 at 2econd Stage (305 W 43rd St, 212-246-4422).

CD REVIEWS EVERYDAY RAPTURE SHERIE RENE SCOTT As much of a goddess on disc as she is live in a theater, Sherie Rene Scott serves up a high dose of “fabulousness” on the recording of her smash semi-autobiographical show, Everyday Rapture for Ghostlight. Whether she’s channeling Judy Garland, Mister Rogers, Harry Nilsson or Tom Waits, Scott is utterly divine! The essential cast recording for summer 2010! (Ghostlight Records)

TAKE YOU THERE UPTOWN EXPRESS Sharp, sexy and soulful, Uptown Express, the breakout pop group from the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus, is flying high with their new disc of classics, Take You There. Featuring the superb voices of Christopher Caswell, John DePalma, David Gurland and Brad Parks, all accomplished soloists in their own right, Take You There does just that, with breezy, tight harmonies. (Wolfpack Productions, Inc.)

ORIGINAL BWAY CAST RECORDING THE ADDAMS FAMILY It’s a good thing the new cast recording of The Addams Family has a nice booklet because it’s all downhill after the opening number, “When You’re an Addams.” Nathan Lane, Bebe Neuwirth and Co. sound terrific but their professionalism can’t disguise Andrew Lippa’s score (much as I admire his work, including his brilliant The Wild Party) as anything but what it is: mediocre. (Decca Broadway)

WHAT THE LORD GIVETH THE LORD TAKETH AWAY Tyler Barrick and Spencer Jones in 8: The Mormon Proposition.

REEL LOVE 8: THE MORMAN PROPOSITION

STONEWALL UPRISING Time Investment: 82 min. Return on Investment: 82 min.

Time Investment: 78 min. Return on Investment: 60 min. he gay community responded to the passing of California’s anti-gaymarriage initiative, Proposition 8—and its major funding by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints—in many ways. Protests, rallies and legal action were all inspired retaliation to this modern symbol of hate. Much of that anger is channeled into Miami news anchor turned filmmaker Reed Cowan’s aggressive doc, 8: The Mormon Proposition (Red Flag Releasing). Narrated by Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black—who himself was raised Mormon—the film follows the LDS Church’s hypocritical fight to keep marriage defined as between a man and a woman in fear it would contradict their faith’s teachings. We watch the union of a young—though at times disappointingly disingenuous-seeming—gay Mormon couple, Tyler Barrick and Spencer Jones, after the state’s Supreme Court ruling in the couple’s favor all the way through the costliest proposition battle in California history, to Prop 8’s passing. However, the awkwardly tacked-on third act, which briefly explores the larger Mormon war against gays in the form of teen suicide, brainwashing and institutionalized torture hints at a whole different movie altogether. Of course, 8 is a deserving agenda documentary, a direct rebuttal to years of well-funded and manipulative Mormon attacks and an attempt to expose the Church’s devious doings with shocking fact. It’s just too bad few who could benefit from learning the truth will probably ever see the film. —Benjamin Solomon

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t’s shocking, but the Stonewall riots that took place in June of 1969 have never received proper documentary treatment on film. Sure there are films about life before Stonewall and after, but none about the climate leading up to it and the events that unfolded on those historic summer nights. That’s why Kate Davis and David Heilbroner’s new film, Stonewall Uprising (First Run Features), is such a magnificent glimpse into history, one all Americans need to see and understand as their own. Using video, photos and interviews with historians, rioters and even cops, the couple paints a vivid picture of a 1969 New York succumbing to political

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THE LAW DON’T STAND A CHANCE Protesters in Stonewall Uprising

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FRONT RUNNERS NEW YORK: JUST DOIN’ IT!

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n running, it doesn’t matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack or last. You can say, ‘I have finished.’ There is a lot of satisfaction in that.” Those words of wisdom came from Fred Lebow, the co-founder of the New York City Marathon. His sentiments are echoed by Rob Lennon, the president of Front Runners New York, the local gay running club that has been “keeping gay and lesbian runners on their toes for over 30 years.” Lennon has been with the club for the past seven of them. Every week, you’ll find him shakin’ a leg at the Front Runners’ Saturday Morning Fun Run. While you may be sitting on your couch watching cartoons, the Front Runners are out in Central Park, dripping with perspiration and endorphins as they take the loop. These Adidas-wearing dandies meet up at the Rutgers Presbyterian Church on West 73rd Street just before the 10am run. They drop off their bags and hit the pavement. When they return, it’s bagels and coffee all around, thanks to the generosity of some member. And for those who want more (running, not bagels that is), there is another weekly Fun Run at 7pm on Wednesday nights.

Touch My Scrum: The Gotham Knights Rugby Club raised over $8,000 at their annual Bachelor Auction on Wednesday, May 26. Next stop is Minneapolis for the biannual Bingham Cup, June 17–20.

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Don’t worry Brooklyn hipsters: there’s a weekly jog through Prospect Park on Tuesday nights, too. Front Runners New York started with just a few dozen people and now they have close to 700 paid members. The membership fee is only $30 per year. That gets you access to their programs on running, cycling, swimming and multisport workouts. “It’s the best $30 you can spend,” says Lennon. “You can do something with the group almost every night of the week.” The group’s marquee event is the 29th Annual Front Runners New York Lesbian and Gay Pride Run on Saturday, June 26, 2010. It started out as a small race with only a few hundred runners back in the early ’80s. Now, about 5,000 joyful joggers participate in this five-mile race that attracts people from all over the United States and the world. There are prizes and raffles, and even a special guest star to sing the national anthem! Thinking about participating? Just do it. (We can say that, right?) N Front Runners New York hosts the 29th Annual Pride Run on June 26th in Central Park. Visit FRNY.org for more info.

Hooking! Jeff Kagan got the “triple-crown” in hockey (according to Captain Bob Glasscock) on May 22 by lighting up the score board with a goal, an assist and a penalty (Hooking! No, it’s not what you think…) The B-17 Bombers went on to win the game 4-2! On June 5, the Bombers stepped on the Spiders 4-2 in an epic gay hockey battle. Dribble on a Lay-up: The Men’s Division playoffs bounced by on June 6. The B-Division Natural Burn Killahz whipped Splash’s asses by 21 points thanks to Greg Romer’s scoring barrage. Final score: 45-24. The Killahz will face Gym Sportsbar in the Finals on June 13 at the Field House at Chelsea Piers. Endless Luv: Congratulations to the Metropolitan Tennis Group on its 25th Anniversary. Be sure to check out MTG’s upcoming Liberty Open Tournament, July 3–6 at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens. Visit MetroTennisGroup.com/LibertyOpen10.htm for more info. N For a complete listing of all gay sports and recreation organizations, check out OOBNYC.org.

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SORA LELLA 300 Spring St (btwn Hudson/Greenwich Sts)

212-366-4749 SoraLellaNYC.com

BY PETER SHERWOOD talians sure encourage you to eat, don’t they? At least at Sora Lella, it’s an absolute pleasure. The restaurant named after chef Mauro Trabalza’s grandmother opened last year in Manhattan to celebrate the anniversary of the opening of his family’s restaurant in Rome 50 years ago. Sora Lella’s memory is proudly, lovingly captured here with so many Roman dishes steeped in history. When in Rome…well, we had a little dolce vita via a smooth Brunello di Montalcino ($16/glass) that we could have drank all night. A bubbly Sora Lella Cocktail ($13) featured Aperol, Campari, gin and fizz from prosecco, like a light Italian wine cooler. Sweet Polpettine ($12), Nonna’s veal meatballs, featured raisins and pine nuts in tomato sauce and we devoured them quickly. The Caprese ($14) was a deconstructed version of the classic salad, and each element was as good on its own as they were combined together: chilled tomato aspic with balsamic had a smattering of rock salt as an anchor, the trickle of basil pesto tickled us and creamy mozzarella di bufala was a thrill. Insalata “Campo de’ Fiori” ($11), a salad of mixed greens, was laden with a tasty anchovy vinaigrette and topped with slivers of nutty pecorino, which all served as a marvelous preface to the sampling of our quartet of pastas: terrific homemade Gnocchi di patate all’Amatriciana ($18), the little pillows served with pork jowl and shaved pecorino; Ravioli a Cacio e Pepe ($18) with lots of cheese, fresh ground black pepper and a nice addition of mint; Tonnarelli alla Cuccagna ($18), a recipe dating back to 1961, boasted 18 ingredients including sausage, cured pork belly and walnut while the pasta itself was firm but tender, just the kind of noodle you love to eat; and sumptuous Rigatoni alla Carbonara ($18) made us incredibly cross-eyed, featuring the full flavor of pancetta with egg, Parmigiano and black pepper. Absolutely delicious! Desserts were a foregone conclusion I guess, as the shockingly good Chocolate Salami ($10) with walnuts and almonds was thrust upon us while we marveled over Pistachio Gelato ($14). Thanks for a big night, dear Nonna! N

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RECENTLY REVIEWED ALIAS 76 Clinton St @ Rivington St, 212505-5011, aliasrestaurant.com—There’s no disguising the homemade fare at Alias, served with an intriguing dash of upscale sophistication. ($$$$, American) CHELSEA SQUARE 368 W 23rd St (8th/9th Ave), 212-691-5400— Reliable comfort food that hasn’t changed with culinary trends. ($$, American) THE COLLECTIVE 1 Little West 12th St at Ninth Ave, 212-255-9717, collectivecafe.com— Here, The Collective refers to the eclectic decor, the variety of food and the successful team behind it all. ($$$, international) COUNTER 105 First Ave (btwn Sixth/Seventh Sts), 212-982-5870, counternyc.com— An inspired vegetarian menu so beautifully executed that any thought of meat is forgotten. ($$$, vegetarian) ED’S CHOWDER HOUSE 44 W 63rd St (btwn Broadway/Columbus Ave), 212-9561288, chinagrillmgt.com— There’s more than chowder at Ed’s: get some oysters and suck back a few specialty cocktails. ($$$, seafood) EL COCOTERO 228 W 18th St (7th/8th Aves), 212-206-8930, cocoterorestaurant.com— Wolf down arepas that taste like they came from the streets of Caracas. ($$$; Venezuelan) LUCKY’S FAMOUS BURGERS 264 W 23rd St (btwn Seventh/Eighth), 212-2424900, luckysfamousburgers.com— Buttery, split-grilled Hebrew National hot dogs and gooey cheese fries recommend Lucky’s somewhat more than the burgers! ($$, American) REPUBLIC 37 Union Square (btwn 16th/17th Sts), 212-627-7172, thinknoodles.com— Vietnamese sandwiches, huge steaming bowls of noodles and no dish over $13 make Republic a bargain for all. ($$, Asian)

CHELSEA ALEO 7 W 20th St (Fifth/Sixth Aves), 212– 691–8136, aloerestaurant.com— An outdoor patio and fusion of Mediterranean flavors designed to bring the best of the Italian and Greek Isles to Chelsea. ($$$; Mediterranean) ALONSO'S STEAKHOUSE 265 W 20th St, (Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-6757749, chelseadining.com— This rustic midtown steakhouse sates your palate without making a dent in your wallet; the specialty steaks are complimented by over 90 wines. ($$$$, American) BETTER BURGER 178 Eighth Ave (19th/20th Sts), 212-989-6688, betterburgernyc.com— Organic fast food, salads and smoothies make this a great hangout and quick healthy hot spot. ($$; American) BOQUERIA 53 W 19th St (Fifth/Sixth Aves), 212-255-4160, boquerianyc.com— The racy flair of a Spanish cerveceria comes to Chelsea, serving up delicious tapas to a packed, largely after-work crowd. ($$$$; Spanish) BRGR 287 Seventh Ave (26th/27th Sts), 212-488-7500, brgr.us— It may be a few letters shy in its name but it leaves nothing out when it comes to delicious, honest food. ($$; Hamburgers) CAFETERIA 119 Seventh Ave (17th St), 212-414-1717, cafeteria247.com— 24hour comfort food at fantastically reasonable prices and the off chance of dining alongside celebs incognito. ($$$; American) COLA’S 148 Eighth Ave (17th/18th Sts), 212-633-8020, ordercolas.com— Hearty Italian fare with delicate touches and reasonable pricing. ($$$, Italian) THE DISH 201 Eighth Ave (20th/21st Sts), 212-352-9800- Uber-gay diner that serves everything from egg white omelets and Chelsea boy specials to moussaka and pork chops. ($$; American) EAST OF EIGHTH 254 W 23rd (Eighth Ave), 212-352-0075, eastofeighth.com— Original American cuisine served on 2 floors or in the private garden. ($$; American) ELMO 156 Seventh Ave (19th/20th Sts), 212-337-8000, elmorestaurant.com— Gay meets celeb at this retro-Miami themed eatery serving up creative and tasty American comfort cuisine. ($$; American) LASAGNA 196 Eighth Ave (20th St), 212-242-4551— Over 15 different lasagna dishes grace the menus of this new comfort food restaurant. ($$$; Italian).

SAGAPONACK 4 W 22nd St (Fifth/Sixth Aves),212-229-2226, sagaponacknyc.com— A a fresh take on classic seaside fare with Asian flair. ($$$$, Seafood)

MARY ANN’S 116 Eighth Ave (16th St), 212-633-0877—Traditional Mexican food and decor with Aztec artifacts and Jalapeno lights. ($$; Mexican)

SHORTY’S 576 Ninth Ave (41st/42nd Sts), 212-967-3055, shortysnyc.com— An unassuming Hell’s Kitchen stop with arguably the best cheesesteaks this side of Philly. ($$, Cheesesteak)

NEW VENUS 252 Eighth Ave (22nd/23rd Sts), 212 243-0980— Modern American café/diner with warm ambience, open 24 hours featuring Greek and continental specials. ($$$; Diner) NISOS 176 Eighth Ave (19th St), 646-336-

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8121, nisos-ny.com— Vibrant Mediterranean retreat, romantic atmosphere. Innovating culinary creations makes Nisos an ideal destination. “Best Martinis in town.” ($$$$; Mediterranean)

flair. The pop-star themed bathrooms are almost as popular as the food. ($$; American)

bass, pork tenderloin and other Brazillian dishes. ($$$, Brazillian)

lartusi.com— Fine Italian fare from executive chef Gabe Thompson. ($$; Italian)

MEATPACKING

PAD THAI 114 Eighth Ave (15th/16th Sts), 212-691-6226, padthaibox.com— The sensual velvet-red tranquility and doting staff of this noodlery make this an ideal first date spot in the heart on gaydom’s sleeve. ($$; Thai)

BEE DESSERTS 94 Greenwich Ave (12th/13th Sts), 212-366-6110, beedesserts.com— Tasty all-natural desserts complement hearty comfort food. ($$; American)

BOBO 181 W 10th St (@ Seventh Ave So), 212-488-2626, bobonyc.com— The setting is stunning and the food decent; both are well served for an affair to remember. ($$$$; French)

LAS RAMBLAS 170 W Fourth St (Sixth/Seventh Aves), 646-415-7924, lasramblas.com— Spanish tapas and spouting porron decanters of wine fill this little spot in the heart of the Village. ($$$$; Spanish)

BONGO 395 West St ( W 10th St), 212-6756555, bongonyc.com— Gulp down oysters and cocktails at this retro-mod sequel to the Chelsea lounge. ($$$, seafood)

LE SOUK HAREM 510 LaGuardia Pl (Bleecker St), 212-677-4777, lesoukny.com— Powerful Prawns Grillées, lamb tartare, Duck Tajine and other Middle Eastern fare that’s worth the sometimes lengthy wait. ($$$$, Morrocan)

THE PARK 118 Tenth Ave (17th/18th Sts), 212-352-3313, theparknyc.com— Trendy eatery with indoor booth/table dining and outdoor garden/terrace dining. Favorite of local celebs. ($$$; American) PEPE GIALLO 253 Tenth Ave (24th/25th Sts), 212-242-6055, pepegiallo.com— Great Italian fare in a rustic, candlelit setting, wines, excellent prices, take out available. ($$; Italian) PLANETHAILAND212 30 W 24th St (Sixth Ave/Broadway), 212-727-7026, pt212.com—Vietnamese, Japanese and Thai tastes, flavors and influences are all celebrated equally. ($$$; Thai)

BUDDAKAN 75 Ninth Ave (16th St), 212-989-6699, buddakannyc.com— The awe inspiring decor of the Great Room—soaring ceilings, hanging chandeliers and a 30-footlong communal table—set the tone for this exuberant haute-Chinese establishment. ($$$$$; Asian) 5 NINTH 5 Ninth Ave (Little W 12th St), 212-929-9460 5ninth.com— Svelte celebs and foodies unite at this Meatpacking favorite to sample the country-meets-city theme found in the food and the decor. ($$$$$; American) MORIMOTO 88 10th Ave (15th/16th Sts), 212-989-8883, morimotonyc.com— Godzilla-sized über restaurant takes over the Meatpacking district with considerable flair, resulting in a lovely and quiet evening. ($$$$$; Japanese)

QDOBA MEXICAN GRILL 216 Eighth Ave (W 21 St), 212-243-2100, qdoba.com— This mexican fast-food eatery might be a chain a la Chipotle, but the comparisons stop onces you’ve tried any of their fresh tasting and unique flavors. ($; Mexican)

ONO (Inside Hotel Gansevoort), 18 Ninth Ave (13th St), 212-660-6766 chinagrillmgt.com— Meatpacking means Jet Set and Japanese at this scenester hotel hang-out. ($$$$$; Japanese)

RIN 265 W 23rd St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-675-2988, rinthai.com— Another Thai restaurant has opened in Chelsea; as the volume of neighborhood patrons would suggest, it’s certainly welcome. ($$$, Thai)

POP BURGER 58-60 Ninth Ave (14th/15th Sts) 212-414-8686— Trendy and tasty Meatpacking fast food spot for the hungry clubbers and after-hours crew ($; Hamburgers)

ROCCO’S PIZZA JOINT 162 7th Ave (19th/20th Sts), 212-633-9555, roccospizzajoint.com— Thin-crust pies and slices are complemented by better-than-expected Italian entrees. We swear by the lasagne. ($$, Italian).

REVEL 10 Little W 12th St (Ninth Ave/Washington St) 212-645-5369, revelny.com— Enjoy meat and fish served on hot volcanic rocks (among other treats) in this industrial chic eating house that features on of New York’s best gardens. ($$$$$; Mediterranean)

ROCKING HORSE CAFE 182 Eighth Ave (19th St), 212-463-9511— Lively Nueva Mexican Cocina on the Eighth Avenue strip. ($$$; Mexican) ROOM SERVICE 166 Eighth Ave (18th/ 19th), 212-691-0299, roomservicerestaurant.com— Inviting and innovative decor sleekly matches spicy Bangkok cuisine for reasonable neighborhood prices. ($$$; Thai)

SCARPETTA 355 W 14th St (Ninth Ave), 212-691-0555, scarpettanyc.com— The erstwhile Village Idiot bar transforms to something of a Village cenius, with Scott Conant helming the marvelous Scarpetta. ($$$$$; Italian) VENTO 675 Hudson St (14th St), 212-6992400 brguestrestaurants.com— Ogle celebs, enable gentrification, and indulge in fantastic Italian cuisine. Guilty pleasures are Vento’s specialty. ($$$; Italian)

CAFÉ CONDESA 183 W 10th St (7th Ave South/W 4th St), 212-352-0050, cafecondesa.com— What this little gem lacks in square footage, it makes up for with excellent multi-cultural cuisine laced with Latin flavor. ($$$; American) CAFÉ DE BRUXELLES 118 Greenwich Ave (13th St), 212-206-1830, cafedebruxelles.com— Cozy Belgian restaurant with a quaint atmosphere, a ton of Belgian brews and steamed mussels worth talking about. ($$$$; Belgian) CORNER BISTRO 331 W Fourth St (Eighth Ave) 212 242-9502, cornerbistrony.com— Manhattan’s best (and possibly cheapest) burgers are doled out on paper plates to West Village literati squeezed between pub-grubbing local yokels. ($; Hamburgers) COWGIRL 519 Hudson St (10th St),212633-1133, cowgirlnyc.com—Fun, Tex-Mex comfort foods served in a rodeo decor make this a gay Village fave with the best Margaritas north of the border...er...Houston St. ($$$; Southwestern) DELL’ANIMA 38 Eighth Ave (@ Jane St), 212-366-6633, dellanima.com— Sheer delight awaits at Italian Dell’anima, a little bit of perfection without a lick of pretension. ($$$$; Italian) DITCH PLAINS 29 Bedford St (Downing St), 212-633-0202, ditch-plains.com— Bitchin’ food and a fun crowd at Marc Murphy’s surf-inspired restaurant, named after the famous stretch in Montauk. ($$$$; Seafood) DUBLIN 6 575 Hudson St (W 11th/Bank St), 646-638-2900, dublin6nyc.com— Excellent fare exceeds expectations at this bar and restaurant guaranteed to make not only Irish eyes, but everyone else's, smile. ($$$; Irish)

WEST VILLAGE

GOOD 89 Greenwich Ave (Bank St), 212691-8080, goodrestaurantnyc.com— A spacious, bright and airy refuge offering eclectic dishes from the rural kitchens of North and Latin America. ($$$; Latin)

SILOM THAI 150 Eighth Ave (17th/18th St), 212-675-0080, silomnyc.com— Inventive yet traditional Thai fare that stands above the sea of similar options. The outstanding dumplings and crabcakes are a must. ($$$; Thai)

AUGUST 359 Bleecker St (Charles/W 10th Sts), 212-929-4774, augustny.com— Don’t let the tiny crowded dining room deter you. Rustic food in the outdoor garden is one of August’s pleasures.($$$$; Bistro)

GRADISCA 126 W 13th St (Sixth/Seventh Aves), 212-691-4886, GradiscaNYC.com— La dolce vita awaits in the West Village, where one can find northern Italian fare without the sting of the Euro. ($$$$$; Italian)

VICEROY 160 Eighth Ave (18th St), 212-633-8484— Superb American bistro fare featuring flawless Black Angus steaks and renowned frozen cosmos. Vibrant, hip mixed crowd. ($$$$; American)

BAR 6 502 Sixth Ave (12th/13th Sts), 212691-1363, barsixny.com— The reliable and consistent bistro also serves Moroccan specialties and has a great weekend brunch. ($$$; Moroccan)

VYNL 102 Eighth Ave (15th St), 212400-2118, vynl-nyc.com— This gay favorite serves up classic American dishes with Thai

BERIMBAU 43 Carmine St (Bedford/Bleecker Sts) 212- 242-2606, berimbaunyc.com— Sleek dining room serving sea

HOME 20 Cornelia St (Bleecker/Fourth) 212-243-9579, homerestaurantnyc.com— Creative American comfort food served with flair and panache. The year-round, heated outdoor garden is as lovely and warm as the Blue Cheese Fondue. ($$$$; American)

RUB 208 W 23rd St, 212-524-4300, rubbbq.net— There really is Righteous Urban Barbeque goin’ on in Chelsea, as well as Deep Fried Oreos for dessert! ($$$, BBQ)

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THE LITTLE OWL 90 Bedford St (Grove St). 212-741-4695, thelittleowlnyc.com— Mediterranean-influenced fare with intimate, cozy West Village ambiance. ($$$$; Mediterranean) MARACAS 33 Greenwich Ave (Sixth/Seventh Aves), 212-593-6600, maracasnyc.com— The creators of Lips go south with quality Mexican in a party atmosphere. $1 margaritas for college students on Mondays. ($$$: Mexican) MARKET TABLE 54 Carmine St (Bedford), markettablenyc.com, 212-2552100— West Village dining continue to change, and with the advent of Market Table the change is not only auspicious but very delicious indeed. $1 margaritas on Mondays. ($$$$; American) MARY’S FISH CAMP 64 Charles St (Fourth St) 646 486-2185, marysfishcamp.com—Floridian fish shack amidst West Village brownstones is a local favorite specializing in seafood and decadent deserts. ($$$; Seafood) MERCADITO GROVE 100 Seventh Ave South (Grove St), 212-647-0830, mercaditorestaurants.com— Day-glo tapas and a wide selection of tequila bring a Mexican market indoors. ($$$; Mexican) ORGANIKA 89 Seventh Ave South (Grove/Barrow Sts), 212-414-1900, organikanyc.com— This Southern Italian ristorante rises above the din with sustainable and local ingredients and excellent service. ($$$; Italian) PHILIP MARIE 569 Hudson St (@ W 11th St), 212-242-6200, philipmarie.com— Delicious innovative American cuisine suits all palates and pocketbooks in a charming and historic setting. ($$$; American) RHONG-TIAM 87 2nd Ave (E 5th St), 212-260-8018, rhong-tiam.com— Authentic Thai dishes served and hip and spacious dining room transport you to Bangkok. ($$$; Thai) SMITH’S 79 Macdougal St (Bleecker St/Houston), 212-260-0100, smithsnyc.com— A fantastic culinary landscape is as much the setting as the charmingly designed restaurant itself, fashioned after a dining car. ($$$$; American) SMORGAS CHEF 283 W 12th St (W Fourth St), smorgaschef.com, 212-2437073— Scandanavian fusion with a flare for excess. Quirky and kitschy atmosphere in the heart of the Village. ($$$$; Scandanavian) TIO PEPE 168 W Fourth St (Sixth/Sev-

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enth Aves), 212-242-9338, tiopepenyc.com— Wonderful traditional Spanish and Mexican fare. Romantic skylight garden. ($$$$; Spanish)

THE WAVERLY INN 16 Bank St (Waverly), 212-243-7900— Eschew impossible-to-get reservations at this hot spot teeming with celebrity; try to snag a table in the bar instead. ($$$$; Eclectic)

SOHO/NOLITA ANTIQUE GARAGE 41 Mercer St (Grand/Broome Sts), 212-219-1019, antiquegaragesoho.com— Celebrities hide among the 19th century Victorian antiques while noshing on scrumptious Mediterranean fusion cuisine. Gay romance nights on Sundays. ($$$$; Mediterranean) BALTHAZAR 80 Spring St (Broadway/Crosby St), 212-965-1414, balthazarny.com—Transatlantic escapism, perfect boulangerie sticky buns, and lingering confessional breakfasts make this Soho institution a flawless must- see. ($$$; French) BOQUERIA 171 Spring St (btwn W Broadway/Thompson St), 212-343-4255, boquerianyc.com— The racy flair of a Spanish cerveceria comes to Soho, serving up delicious tapas to a packed, largely after-work crowd. ($$$$; Spanish) CAFE COLONIAL 276 Elizabeth St (Houston St), 212-274-0044, cafecolonialny.com— Soho cafe filled with tasty Brazilian fare and downtown beauties. ($$; Brazilian) CORNERSHOP 643 Broadway (Bleecker St), 212-253-7467, cornershopnyc.com— American café with globe trotting influences is kept busy during the day with NoHo hipsters and turns into a chill, young hangout at night. ($$$; American) HARBOUR 290 Hudson St (btwn Spring/Dominick Sts), 212-989-6410, harbournyc.com— Set a course for adventure when ordering courses at this nautically inclined restaurant that mostly features fresh, sustainable fish. ($$$$; Seafood) INDOCHINE 430 Lafayette (E Fourth St/Astor Pl), 212-505-5111, indochinenyc.com— Classically chic scene with delectable French Vietnamese fare. Beautifully lit! ($$$$; Vietnamese)

FREEMANS End of Freeman Alley, Rivington (btwn Bowery/Chrystie), 212-4200012, freemansrestaurant.com— Rustic, mostly American fare makes lodge-like Freemans a spot not to be missed, if you can find it! ($$$; American) NOLITA HOUSE 47 E Houston St (Mulberry/Mott) 212-625-1712, nolitahouse.com— The schoolhouse-inspired Nolita House is a lesson in good taste—and the Bluegrass jazz brunch makes this schoolhouse rock! ($$$, American) MAX 51 Ave B (@ 4th St), 212-5390111, max-ny.com— Offshoot of Frank serving hearty Italian fare well worth the sometimes-lengthy line. Cash only. ($$; Italian) SCHILLER’S LIQUOR BAR 131 Rivington St (Norfolk St), 212-260-4555, schillersny.com— Pastis and Balthazar owners’ bohemian creation serves inexpensive wines and good food under $15. ($$; Irish) SUPPER 156 2nd St (Aves A/B), 212477-7600, supperrestaurant.com— Fresh, inventive Italian dishes make this a fave among locals. A must for LES brunch devotees. Cash only. ($$, Italian).

TRIBECA BUBBY’S 120 Hudson St.(N Moore St), 212-219-0666, bubbys.com— Indulge in macn-cheese, meatloaf and other comfort faves, but leave room for dessert. The pies are legendary (and so is brunch). ($$, American) BOULEY 163 Duane St (Hudson St), 212964-2525, davidbouley.com— Another outpost in the Daniel Bouley empire, with divine bread, seasonal ingredients and organic meat dishes. ($$$, French) DYLAN PRIME & DYLAN BAR 62 Laight St (Greenwich/Hudson Sts), 212-3342274 dylanprime.com— Tribeca restaurant with separate bar, delicious steaks and seafood. ($$$$$; Steakhouse) NOBU 105 Hudson (Franklin St), 212219-0500, myriadrestaurantgroup.com— Want the New York experience? Somehow book the table, eat Master Chef’s Nobu Matsuhisa’s deliciously skin-thin sushi, then tell your friends insouciantly, it’s “...eh-okay.” ($$$$$; Japanese)

EAST VILLAGE

SALT 58 MacDougal St (btwn Prince/Houston Sts), 212-674-4968, SaltNYC.com— After her gig at Le Zoo, chef Melissa O’Donnell strikes again with Salt, which is worth its weight in gold. ($$$$; American)

B BAR 40 E Fourth St (Bowery/Lafayette Sts), 212-475-2220, bbarandgrill.com— Big patio, lounges and open dinning room host American cuisine and trendsetters. ($$$; American)

SPRING ST NATURAL 62 Spring St (Lafayette St), 212-966-0290, springstnatural.com— Muffins, espresso and light coffee shop fare meets edgy art gallery bobo fantastique! ($$$; Health Food)

BOUNCE DEUCE 103 Second Ave (Sixth St), 212-533-6700, bounceny.com— E-Vill sports bar chic featuring high-class barfood and 18 plasma screen televisions to catch the game on. ($$; Bar Food)

LOWER EAST SIDE

CAFE MOGODOR 101 St. Marks Pl. (First/Second Aves), cafemogodor.com, 212-6772226— Fresh Middle Eastern and Mediterranean delicacies served in a bustling, charming dining area and patio. ($$; Middle Eastern)

ESSEX 120 Essex St (Rivington St), 212533-9616, essexnyc.com— Contemporary cuisine with Latin and Jewish influences. Hip menu and lively atmosphere with mixed clientele and top shelf cocktails. Three drink Prix Fixe Brunch. ($$$; American)

LIFE CAFÉ 343 E Tenth St (Ave B), 212477-8791, lifecafenyc.com— American eclectic with a touch of vegetarian right on Tompkins Square Park. ($$; American)

LUCKY CHENG’S 24 First Ave (First/Second Sts) 212-473-0516, luckychengs.net— Asian and California dishes served by drag queen waitresses. Performances nightly. ($$$$; Asian) PRUNE 54 East First St (Second/First Aves), 212-677-6221, prunerestaurant.com— You get the sense the Bohemian is in the kitchen, not so much in the dining room, at this lovely East Village home of everything good. ($$$$; American) THE SUNBURNT COW 137 Avenue C, (Eighth/Ninth Sts), 212-529-0005, thesunburntcow.com— Aussies and salsa converge on Avenue C where the party never stops. And where else can you get kangaroo sausage, lamington and marmite? ($$; Global) STAND 24 E 12th St, (University/ Fifth Aves), 212-488-5900, standburger.com— This stylish, comfortably chic dining hall stands tall when it comes to delicious burgers, homemade sodas and signature cocktails. ($$; American) VESELKA 144 Second Ave (Ninth St), 212228-9682, veselka.com— The East Village is not short on Ukranian or late-night food spots, but Veselka cranks out tasty chow way after the bars close. ($$; Diner) WAI CAFÉ 201 First Ave (12th/13th Sts), 212-388-1997, waicafe.com— International diner offers very satisfying fare from practically everywhere in the world at a very modest locale with great prices. ($$; Eclectic) WAIKIKI WALLY’S 99 E Second St (First St/Ave A), 212-673-8908, waikikiwallys.com— A 1950s Polynesian restaurant featuring new Hawaiian cuisine, tiki drinks and artifacts, cascading waterfall, jungle foliage and live parrots! ($$$; Hawaiian)

UNION SQUARE/

Aves), 212-366-1414, thecitybakery.com— Unusual salads, delicious pastries and baked goods and the best cookies in Manhatttan. ($$; Bakery)

COFFEE SHOP 29 Union Sq W (16th St), 212-243-7969— Young hipsters and latenight partiers often end up here throwin’ shade until the wee hours of the morning. ($$$; American) COPPER CHIMNEY 126 E 28th St (Lexington/Park Aves), 212-213-5742, copperchimneynyc.com— Innovative Indian cuisine and drinks a cut above the standard fare in Curry Hill. ($$$; Indian) HILL COUNTRY 30 W 26th St (Sixth Ave/Broadway), 212-255-4544, hillcountryny.com— Bring yer appetites for a deliciously messy and raucous evening of Texas BBQ deep in the heart of Manhattan. ($$$; BBQ) LIVE BAIT 14 E 23rd St (Madison Ave/Broadway), 212-353-9100— A Flatiron mainstay serving unpretentious Cajun dishes and tasty BBQ chicken, plus plenty of beer. ($$$, Soul Food) PORCÅO CHURRASCARI 360 Park Ave So (26th St), porcaous.com, 212-2527080— High end atmosphere and spot on service highlight this swanky Brazillian steakhouse. ($$$$$; Brazilian) THE PUMP ENERGY FOOD Multiple Locations, thepumpenergyfood.com — Flatiron outpost of the midtown chain offering up a splendid and tasty array of healthy eating. 98 unfried menu items and 32 different protein shakes. ($$; Health Food).

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AGUA DOLCE 802 Ninth Ave (53rd/54th), 212-262-1299 .aguadulceny.com— Fusion Latin served in a dining area that hearkens back to old Havana. ($$$$; Latin)

ASIA DE CUBA 237 Madison Ave (btwn 37th/38th Sts), 212-726-7755, chinagrillmgt.com— Asia De Cuba still turns it out with the abundance of fusion cuisine served family style; timeless setting courtesy of Philippe Starck. ($$$$; Asian Fusion)

BAMBOO 52 344 W 52nd St (Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-315-2777, bamboo52nyc.com— Broadway divas and buff business boys enjoy fresh sushi and sexed-up cocktails from executive chef John Greco III. ($$$; Sushi)

A VOCE 41 Madison Ave @ 26th St, 212545-8555, avocerestaurant.com— Hearty yet elegant pastas and Italian entrees in Murray Hill. ($$$$; Italian)

BANGKOK HOUSE 360 W 46th St (Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-541-5943, bangkokhouseny.com— Unpretentious Thai and delicious drinks from the team behind Yum Yum. ($$; Thai)

BEPPE 45 E 22nd St (Broadway/ Park), 212-982-8422, beppenyc.com— Set in the comfort of a charming townhouse, this Italian eatery boasts an extensive wine list and grandiose entrees served with dramatic flair. ($$$$$; Italian)

BETTER BURGER 587 Ninth Ave (42nd St), 212-629-6622, betterburgernyc.com— Organic fast food, salads and smoothies make this a great hangout and quick healthy hot spot. ($$; American)

BETTER BURGER 565 Third Ave (37th St), 212-949-7528, betterburgernyc.com— Organic fast food, salads and smoothies make this a great hangout and quick healthy hot spot. ($$; Hamburgers)

BLUE FIN W Times Square Hotel, 1567 Broadway (47th St), 212-918-1400, brguestrestaurants.com— Modern, sleek and fishy seafood eatery smack dab in the midst of Times Square. ($$$$$; Seafood)

CHAT ’N’ CHEW 10 E 16th St (Fifth Ave/Union Sq. West), 212-243-1616, chatnchewnyc.com— Home cookin’ in the city doesn’t get better. Cozy, checkered-red escape for the homesick and the truly ravenous. ($$; American)

BRASSERIE 44 44 W 44th St (Fifth/Sixth Aves), 212-944-8844, brasseriefortyfour.com—The newly revamped restaurant in the Royalton defies the myth that hotel food is only mediocre. ($$$$$; American)

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way/Eighth Ave), 212-221-3800, carminesnyc.com— Huge, legendary portions of southern Italian food served family style still elicit gasps at this classic New York eatery. ($$$$; Italian)

(46th/47th Sts), 212-247-8018, riposonyc.com — Over 70 sumptuous wines and Euro brews to match equally sumptuous Mediteranean cuisine. ($$; Mediterranean)

CHELSEA GRILL HELL’S KITCHEN 675 Ninth Ave. (46/47th Sts), 212-974-9002— This newcomer packs the comfort food of its sister grill in Chelsea into the gay bellies of Hell’s Kitty. Spin the wheel at the bar for a free lunch. ($$$; American)

STECCHINO 765 Ninth Ave (51st/52nd St), 212-397-2377— Italian for “toothpick,” this HK eatery from the owners of Chelsea Grill adds European flair to American bistro fare. ($$$; American/Italian)

CHEZ JOSEPHINE 414 W 42nd St (Ninth/Tenth Aves), 212-594-1925 chezjosephine.com— Very romantic, live music. French/American dishes priced moderately. ($$$$; American) EL CENTRO 824 Ninth Ave (54th St), 646-763-6585, elcentro-nyc.com— Totally fresh, homemade Mexican street fare gets a classy makeover in a no-attitude, high-energy space. Killer margaritas make the funky decor swirl. ($$$; Mexican)

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ETCETERA ETCETERA 352 W 44th St (Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-399-4141, etcrestaurant.com— From a long list of Italian venues in the theater district, etcetera etcetera isn’t a mere footnote; just ask the packed-in pre-theater crowds. ($$$$; Italian) FILM CENTER CAFÉ 635 Ninth Ave (44th/45th Sts), 212-262-2525, filmcentercafe.com— A local favorite since 1932. Bustling with both theatergoers and celebrities ’til the wee hours. Affordable menu. Large bar and dining area. ($$$; American) 44TH & X 622 Tenth Ave (44th St), 212977-1170, 44andx.com— High-end American cuisine served by a sexy, cheerful staff in an airy, indoor veranda. Outdoor cafe. Open daily, brunch Sat, Sun. ($$$$; American) FUSION 818 Tenth Ave (54th/55th Sts), 212-397-1133— Open-air table seating and open-air retro lounge with 50s Modern decor. Food served every night from 6pm-12am. Happy Hour daily from 4pm-8pm with drink discounts. ($$; American) HK HELL’S KITCHEN 523 Ninth Ave (@ 39th St) 212-947-4208, hkhellskitchen.com— An international culinary passport is offered just below Port Authority en route to the hip strip above it. ($$$; Mediterranean) HOURGLASS TAVERN 373 W 46th St (Eighth/Ninth Aves) 212-265-2060, hourglasstavern.com— This homey theater district establishment combines a warm atmosphere with hospitable service to get you fed and to the show ontime. ($$$; American) KYOTOFU 705 Ninth Ave (48th/49th Sts), 212-974-6012, kyotofu-nyc.com— Japanese tofu-based desserts and small bites make for a uniquely New York dining experience in Hell’s Kitchen. ($$; Dessert) MARIO’S TRATTORIA 493 Ninth Ave (37th/38th Sts) 212-239-3394, mariotrattoria.com— There’s a new Mario in town besides Batali! At this Trattoria the Italian is straight-up brick oven pizzas and pastas. ($$$; Italian) PIGALLE 790 Eighth Ave (48th St), 212-4892233, pigallenyc.com— Authentic French, reasonably priced, open 24/7. ($$$; French) RIPOSO

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TA COCINA 714 Ninth Ave (48th/49th), 212-586-0821. tacocina.com— Hellsea boys scramble for TA’s traditional and flavorful Mexican-American fare and 2-for-1 margaritas (10 flavors!) from Sunday to Thursday. ($$; Mexican) THAI SELECT 472 Ninth Ave (36th/37th Sts), 212-695-9920— A modern Thai menu inspired by international cuisine furthers the theory that Thai food is taking over Ninth Avenue. ($$; Thai) THERAPY 348 W 52nd St (Eighth/Ninth), 212-397-1700, therapynyc.com— Apitiziing spreads and late night munchies are served over two designer levels of young midtown professionals till 10pm every night. ($$; American) TRATTORIA DOPO TEATRO 125 W 44th St (6th Ave/B’way), 212-8692849, dopoteatro.com— The charm of a true Italian trattoria and the feel of old New York. ($$$$$; Italian) VYNL 754 Ninth Ave (50th/51st St), 212-974-2003, vynl-nyc.com— This gay favorite serves up classic American dishes with Thai flair. The pop-star themed bathrooms are almost as popular as the food. ($$; American) YUM YUM BANGKOK 650 Ninth Ave (45th/46th Sts), 212–262–7244, yumyumbangkok.com— Thai so delicious that it has rightfully taken over three corners of Ninth Ave! Authentic dishes served up with a decadent blend of East Asian spices. ($$; Thai) ZANZIBAR 645 Ninth Ave (45th St), 212-957-9197, zanzibarnyc.com— Romantic and intriguing. A menu of Mediterranean delights. ($$$; Mediterranean) ZEREOUE 13 E 37th (Fifth/Madison Aves), 212-679-9355, zereoue.com— On a failry isolated stretch of 37th, the quality of food, level of comfort and live jazz on Thursdays make it worth the trek to this FrenchAfrican bistro. ($$$$; French)

olive salad, then buy a bottle on the way out. ($$, Mediterranean)

LIPS 227 E 56th St (Second/Third Ave), 212-675-7710, lipsnyc.com— Generous drinks and tasty food is dished out by dolledup drag divas. ($$; American) LE VEAU D’OR 129 E 60th St (Park/Lexington Aves), 212-838-8133— Truman Capote passed out here. Hemingway dined with Dietrich in the corner of this joyfully frail old school French eatery. ($$$$; French)

UPPER WEST SIDE CAFÉ LUXEMBOURG 200 W 70th St (btwn Amsterdam/West End Ave), 212-873-7411, cafeluxembourg.com— As stylishly urban and civilized as ever, the Café remains a classic New York dining experience on the Upper West Side. ($$$$; French) COMPASS 208 W 70th St (btwn Amsterdam/West End Ave), 212-875-8600, compassrestaurant.com— Upscale lounge, cafe and formal dining room serves seasonally inspired French-American cuisine that both delights and stuns the palette. Extensive wine list. ($$$$$: French) P.J. CLARKE’S AT LINCOLN SQUARE 44 W 63rd St (@ Broadway), 212-957-9700, pjclarkes.com— The grand old saloon continues to serve up style and tradition to a grateful New York across from Lincoln Center. ($$$; American) RIPOSO 72 50 W 72nd St (Columbus Ave/Central Park W), 212-7994140, riposonyc.com — Over 70 sumptuous wines and Euro brews to match equally sumptuous Mediteranean cuisine at this second location of the HK favorite. ($$; Mediterranean) OUEST 2315 Broadway (btwn 83rd/84th Sts), 212-580-8700, ouestny.com— Vibrant and starkly elegant Upper Westsider has fine American-French food like Truffled Omelet Souffle With Mousseline Sauce and incredible service. ($$$$$; American)

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DINOSAUR BARBECUE 646 W. 131st St (Twelfth Ave), 212-694-1777, dinosaurbarbecue.com— Lipsmacking dry-rub brisket and spicy wings in Brontosaurus-sized portions. ($$$, BBQ)

CATERINA’S 316 E 53rd St (First/Second Aves), 212-355-5360— Frinendly mixed crowd graces this piano bar disguised inside a Hungarian/Italian resturant. ($$$$; Hungarian)

NATIVE 161 Lenox Ave (118th St), 212– 665–2525, harlemnativenyc.com— A little Latin flavor goes a long way in this redecorated space that cooks with the best of West Indian soul. ($$; Carribean)

DAVIDBURKE & DONATELLA 133 E 61st St (Park/Lexington Aves), 212-8132121, dbdrestaurant.com— Upper East Side nibbles never seemed so fun. Cheesecake lollipops, savory ostrich eggs and a stretch limo for smokers. ($$$$$; American)

MAMAJUANA CAFÉ 247 Dyckman St (@ Seaman Ave), 212-304-0140, mamajuanacafe.com— This Washington Heights café’s name comes from the Dominican concoction of wine, honey, herbs and rum found in smany local dishes. The beautiful people sqeeze in to enjoy signature cocktails, addictive tapas. codstuffed plantains and more.($$, Latin)

FIG & OLIVE 808 Lexington Ave (62nd St), ., 212-207-4555, figandolive.com— Various versions of EVOO are so omnipresent at this sunken Mediterranean gem, you’d think they put it in the cocktails. Try the grilled branzino, mushroom-truffle penne or signature fig-and-

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MANUEL: Rod, Sorry for being M.I.A., but I just got back from porn rehab (and, boy, are my arms tired). ROD: The perfect segue for this title! Who hasn’t hooked up with a hot stranger on vacation? Diego Cruz cruises the wrong hombre when he picks up Pavlvs Guell off the streets of Barcelona. Cruz ends up bound and gagged— not in the fun way. MANUEL: Guell can kidnap me any day. This masculine Argentinean top oozes sex (all over Cruz’s face, in fact). Guell hikes down his jeans and backs his smooth, meaty ass onto Cruz’s face

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before taking him doggie style, alternating between fucking and eating Cruz’s gaping hole. ROD: Lucas knows there’s always time to get your dick sucked, even on a rescue mission, so he uses his big uncut hard-on to interrogate Bruno Jones. (Anything for a lead). But my fave was beefy Jean Franko going at it with Jonathan Agassi, who gets tied up under a pier. MANUEL: Missing is Agassi’s stab at action-hero stardom. Despite back-alley pursuits, fights and even Agassi jumping off a pier into the sea to escape the bad guys, there’s one kind of action this sexy Israeli does best: versatile sex. He swaps rimjobs and backdoor blowjobs with spit-hungry Rueda and even cums in his own mouth as he’s getting fucked heels-over-head. You’ve never seen Tom Cruise do that! (At least, not in public.) ROD:

MANUEL:

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JACK:

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POLYAMOROUS NYC 212-5439494, poly-nyc.com— Social group designed to bring together people who have an interest in committed, long-term multiple partner relationships. Third Wednesday of each month at the Center.

COLLEGE PISS PARTIES goldenboysusa.com— Watersports events for inshape college types who either like to piss on or to get pissed on by other hot and horny guys. Discretionary door policy. See web site for more details.

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CUM GET A PIECE OF TAVA 189 E Seventh St (Aves B/C), vinnys.net— Erotic art work by Tava on view and for sale. BYOB. Weds–Thus 11:30pm–2:30am and Fris-Sats

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FULL MOON 646-544-0007, ccfreaksexparty@aol.com— Weekly safe-sex party on Weds, Fris and Suns for tone to muscular sexy in-shape black and blatino brothers into freaky action. Free drinks, snacks, condoms, lube and towels. $5 before 11:30pm/$10 general admission. HARLEM WORLD 212-399-6969, Harlemworldparty.com — Safe and discrete party for good looking, in shape men of color every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Free drinks, snacks and condoms. 11pm. HORNY BROOKLYN BROTHERS 877-770-1201— Fri, Sat and Sun sex party in Brooklyn for in-shape Black/Latino men. Huge, comfy space, refreshments, videos, condoms and lube, fresh towels and more. Selective door. 6pm–3am. HORSEPLAY 4 MEN horseplay4men@yahoo.com— Private Safe-sex party in Park Slope for sexy, attitude free guys 21–45. Testosterone charged male playpen. $20 includes drinks, DJ, condoms, lube, shower and towels. Free clothes check. Second Saturday of the month. Email pic and stats for details. 10pm–5am. JACKS OF COLOR 212-222-9794, jacksofcolor.com— Monthly grope-fest for men of color and their fans. LOAD 212-726-053— Saturday-night XXX underwear party that caters to hot men 18–40 years old in Park Slope and the East Village. MALE STRIPPERS showbizguy @live.com — Montreal/Gaiety style party in central New Jersey close to Metro Park. For men only. Features 7–12 male dancers every Tuesday night. Email for location. MEATPACKERS 212-677-3599— Join “He’s Gotta Have It!” co-founder Michael Wakefield at this private Manhattan location meets 2nd Sat of month, Brooklyn location meets 1st and 3rd Sat. Leave name, address and phone number to receive party info. PIGLATIN aidenblackmen@gmail.com— New sex party for select Latins, blacks and their worshippers. Exclusive Manhattan location. Lots of sizzling uncut meat.

SPAM 718-789-4053, submitparty.com— NYC’s only sex party for the entire LGBT community! Live DJ, and required dress code of underwear. Strict Behavior guidelines enforced to ensure mutual comfort. No heteros. Women/trannies $5; men $20; students free. Meets monthly in Park Slope. SPANK ME HARD spankmehard.com — Just what it sounds like--ouch! 1st Saturday of the month. Reservations required, all men are welcome regardless of experience level. 8p, $20. TESTOSTERONE testosterone9pm @gmail.com — Private party for masculine, well built guys at East Side location. Fridays 9pm–2am. TROUBLE PARTY troubleparty.com — All-action, all-male party in Chelsea with discretionary door policy for in-shape, wellgroomed men. See web site for more info. TU CULO EN ME CARA 646-4312370— New, discrete meeting place for papis on the low. Be in shape, cute latino ages 18–25. All will be interviewed.

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JASON Latin 23YO 6'0" 180lbs 8.5" Uncut In/Out - 24/7 ANTHONY 917.280.6525 HOT MASC. ITALIAN JOCK VERSATILE & FRIENDLY 27 yo 5’11” 185lbs • In/Out 24/7

917 557 9579

MUSCULAR MUSCULAR DOMINANT DOMINANT TOP MAN TOP MAN 40 yrs 40 yrs 6'2" 6'2" 228 228 lbs lbs 9" 9" Size 13 Feet Feet Size 13 Open Minded Open Minded Handsome Handsome && Hot Hot Gramercy Gramercy Park Park Location Location $200. $200.

CHRIS

(212) 576-1153

Dylan Chadman Chadman

Sexy, Elegant & Sane 25 yo 5'9'' 7.5" Cut Bilingual Vers Bubble 4U Into older guys * In/Out Recession Special :) Rentboy.com/yum

917 921 3355

JUNE 18, 2010 117

MEN’s CLUB Private Video Booths

Entrance $10

MEN’s CLUB 24 hrs/7Days

DVD • VIDEO • NOVELTIES

592 8th Ave Bet. 38th-39th Street

212-354-0168

118 JUNE 18, 2010

24 hrs/7Days

Entrance $10

Private PrivateVideo Booths Video DVD Booths • VIDEO

NOVELTIES

797 8th Ave Bet. 48th-49th Street

212-582-2262

JUNE 18, 2010 119

BEARCITYPREMIEREAFTERPARTY@THEEAGLE 1. Robinson, Charlie & Ted. 2. Doug Langway & Sabastian. 3. Matt & Tom. 4. Roger & Michael.

1

IN•THE

DARK

2

3

4

BLONDELEADINGTHEBLONDE@THERITZ 1. Mike & Michael. 2. Daniel & David. 3. Epiphany & Sherry Vine. 4. Chris, Adam & Zack. 5. Hunter, Dog & Misty Meaner.

1

120 JUNE 18, 2010

5

THE EAGLE & THE RITZ PHOTOGRAPHY BY WILSON MODELS

4

3

2

AMANDA’SBIGTOP@CARNIVAL 1. Charles & Larry. 2. Lady Fag. 3. Lolita, Tiffany & Lily White Ass. 4. Antonio, Dave & Samuel. 5. Damiano. 6. Tim. 7. Erika James, Amanda Lepore & Dancers.

1

4

2

3

5

6 6

7 CARNIVAL PHOTOGRAPHY BY WILSON MODELS

JUNE 18, 2010 121

HUMPDAYKARAOKE@XES 1. Stephen & Chris. 2. Brian & Calvin. 3. Matt & Gary. 4. John, Kyle, Andrew & Darnell. 5. Tina Burner.

1

IN•THE

DARK

2

3

5

4

DRAMA@RUSH 1. Sam. 2. Dan. 3. Valeriy & Artem. 4. Tian. 5. Matt & Tommy.

1

2

3

4

5 XES & RUSH PHOTOGRAPHY BY WILSON MODELS

122 JUNE 18, 2010

FAGATRONIC@EASTERNBLOC 1. Pedro, Sabastian & Sean. 2. Pierre & Luciano. 3. Kevin & Andrew. 4. Joel & Jolo. 5. Paul, Alejandro & Omar.

1

IN•THE

DARK

2

3

5

4

SUMMERCAMP@HIGHBAR 1. Andrew. 2. Christy & Alfredo. 3. Jake & Madison. 4. Tim, Ryan & Ralph. 5. Nicole, Wade & Matthew.

1

124 JUNE 18, 2010

5

EASTERN BLOC & HIGHBAR PHOTOGRAPHY BY WILSON MODELS

4

3

2

VARSITY@GYMSPORTSBAR 1. Kyle, Chris & Gerard. 2. Joshua & Steve. 3. Chris & Christien. 4. Currey & Will. 5. Vermex, Harry & Douglas.

1

IN•THE

DARK

2

3

4

5

FIREISLANDBLACKOUTKICKOFFPARTY@HOUSINGWORKS 1. Tony. 2. Andres. 3. DJ Justin Dawson. 4. Alvin & Hal. 5. Dennis & Wole.6. Ginni, Courtney, Juan & Jay.

1

126 JUNE 18, 2010

3

6

4

GYM SPORTSBAR & HOUSING WORKS PHOTOGRAPHY BY WILSON MODELS

5

2

CHERRY GROVE EARLY SUMMER 2010 FERRY SCHEDULE Through Thursday, June 24

IN•THE

DARK

^ BOATS WILL STOP AT CHERRY GROVE AND THE PINES

MONDAYS (EXCEPT MAY 31)

SKINTIGHT@THESTONEWALLINN 1. Vince, Dan & Lucas. 2. Carl & Brian. 3. Droo & Ken. 4. Angel. 5. Adam, Rob, Johnny & Juan.

1

2

Leave Sayville 5:40AM*^ 7:00AM 9:30AM

Leave Cherry Grove 6:05AM*^ 7:25AM 10:00AM

Every 2 Hours Until:

Every 2 Hours Until:

7:30PM^

6:00PM 7:55PM^

* WILL NOT RUN MAY 31/WILL RUN JUNE 1

TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS Leave Sayville 7:00AM 9:30AM

Leave Cherry Grove 7:25AM 10:00AM

Every 2 Hours Until:

Every 2 Hours Until:

7:30PM^

6:00PM 7:55PM^

Thursday Only: 9:15PM ^

Thursday Only: 10:00PM ^

3

FRIDAYS

4 Leave Sayville 7:00AM 9:30AM

Leave Cherry Grove 7:25AM 10:00AM

Every 2 Hours Until:

Every 2 Hours Until:

3:30PM

4:00PM

Every Hour Until:

Every Hour Until:

10:30PM 12:00MID^

11:00PM 12:25AM^

SATURDAYS & SUNDAY, MAY 30 THE STONEWALL INN PHOTOGRAPHY BY WILSON MODELS

5

Leave Sayville 8:00AM 9:20AM

Leave Cherry Grove 8:30AM 9:50AM

Every Hour Until: (May 30 only: 2:20PM)

Every Hour Until: (May 30 only: 2:50PM)

9:20PM 9:50PM 11:00PM 11:30PM 12:30AM 1:00AM 1:30AM (May 29 & 30 Only) 2:00AM

SUNDAYS & MEMORIAL DAY, MAY 31 Leave Sayville 8:00AM 9:20AM

Leave Cherry Grove 8:30AM 9:50AM

Every Hour Until:

Every Hour Until:

9:20PM 11:00PM

9:50PM 11:30PM

(May 31 Only)

1. Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. 2. Veruca. 3. Kevin. 4. Greg & Rafi. 5. Jason & Will.

1

IN•THE

PRIDE DARK

BROOKLYNPRIDE@PARKSLOPE

2

5

4

3

BROOKLYNPRIDEAFTERPARTY@EXCELSIOR 1. Jonathan & Justin. 2. Attila & Brian. 3. Mike & Chris. 4. Gregg, Michael & Mark. 5. Maryam, Angie & Stephanie.

1

128 JUNE 18, 2010

5

PARK SLOPE & EXCELSIOR PHOTOGRAPHY BY GUSTAVO MONROY

4

3

2

IN•THE

PRIDE DARK BROOKLYNPRIDEOFFICIALAFTERPARTY@SUGARLAND 1. Felicity, Crystal & Epiphany. 2. Derek & Santiago. 3. Jeremy & John. 4. Justin & John. 5. Lt. Dan Coi, Ben & Damion.

1

2

THE PINES EARLY SUMMER 2010 FERRY SCHEDULE Through Thursday, June 24 ^ BOATS WILL STOP AT THE PINES AND CHERRY GROVE

MONDAYS (EXCEPT MAY 31) Leave Sayville 5:40AM*^ 7:00AM 9:30AM

Leave The Pines 6:20AM*^ 7:25AM 10:00AM

Every 2 Hours Until:

Every 2 Hours Until:

7:30PM^

6:00PM 8:15PM^

* WILL NOT RUN MAY 31/WILL RUN JUNE 1

TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS

3

4

Leave Sayville 7:00AM 9:30AM

Leave The Pines 7:25AM 10:00AM

Every 2 Hours Until:

Every 2 Hours Until:

7:30PM^

6:00PM 8:15PM^

Thursday Only: 9:15PM ^

Thursday Only: 9:40PM ^

FRIDAYS

5

Leave Sayville 7:00AM 9:30AM

Leave The Pines 7:25AM 10:00AM

Every 2 Hours Until:

Every 2 Hours Until:

3:30PM

4:00PM

Every Hour Until:

Every Hour Until:

10:30PM 12:00MID^

11:00PM 12:40AM^

SUGARLAND PHOTOGRAPHY BY WILSON MODELS

SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS & MEMORIAL DAY, MAY 31 Leave Sayville 8:00AM 9:20AM

Leave The Pines 8:30AM 9:50AM

Every Hour Until: (Sundays, May 30 Only: 2:20PM)

Every Hour Until: (Sundays, May 30 Only: 2:50PM)

9:20PM

9:50PM

OCEAN@SPLASH 1. Charlie, Yamil X & Natan. 2. Onyx. 3. Ajuna. 4. DJ MK & Nathan H Williams. 5. Nick.

1

IN•THE

DARK

2

5

4

3

CAMPKARAOKE@BARRACUDA 1. Ed & Gabriel. 2. Wayne, Blake & Justin. 3. Ian & Mike. 4. Dale, Andres & Matt. 5. Chandilier, Matt & Skyla.

1

130 JUNE 18, 2010

5

SPLASH & BARRACUDA PHOTOGRAPHY BY WILSON MODELS

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